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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

2 GAMES: Ravens running back Ray Rice (seen here) is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Photo: Associated Press

TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year.

Critics of the NFL’s arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it’s time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women.

Three members of Congress wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to reconsider Rice’s suspension, the governor of Maine says he’ll boycott the league, and numerous groups that advocate for women and families condemned the penalty as too lenient.

League officials may soon take action on the matter.

A person familiar with the NFL’s plans says the league is looking into increasing punishments for players involved in domestic violence. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made on such a decision.

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