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Ray Rice: Knowing when say NO to domestic violence and abuse

Ray Rice: Knowing when say NO to domestic violence and abuse
There is another statistic and example of domestic violence. Honestly, I was not planning on writing about the whole Ray Rice and domestic violence.  I have talked about domestic violance before in the past and felt like I was going to repeat myself. That’s until I saw this from another friend’s feed and I quickly... Read more »

Bullying in the NFL: Should have the Miami Dolphins acted sooner

Bullying in the NFL: Should have the Miami Dolphins acted sooner
After writing my previous article on bullying, I thought I was going to be through writing about the subject of writing of bullying. I was wrong! Bullying is definitely a subject that hits both young and old.  Unfortunately, in this case, the bullying involves two players in the NFL – one being the victim and... Read more »

Tragedy Strikes Again Within the NFL

Tragedy Strikes Again Within the NFL
It is now another Saturday. It is just not any Saturday. It is another weekend of tragedy within the NFL. Unfortunately, it has hit another team – the Dallas Cowboys.  Just last weekend and during the past week, the Kansas City Chiefs spent time grieving over the loss of a teammate, Jovan Belcher. The Cowboys... Read more »
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Chris Kluwe straightens out the NFL

Chris Kluwe straightens out the NFL
It is no secret that I am a huge Vikings fan. Lifelong fan. Through thick and thin. Now I am an even bigger Vikings fan all because of one player’s actions and stance, Chris Kluwe – our awesome kicker. Chris Kluwe took a personal stance to speak out about gay rights in a letter after... Read more »

When Professional (Athletic) Men Behave Badly

When Professional (Athletic) Men Behave Badly
Men will always be men. Boys will be always be boys! Unfortunately, some behavior can extremely negative. And there is also behavior that is completely not tolerated. Over the weekend, Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) demonstrated some very negative off-field behavior. He simply acted out in a very aggressive way. And he completely crossed the line by... Read more »
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