This post was originally published on this site

The NFL’s domestic violence policy is once again at the forefront of league news, as this week revelations about former Giants kicker Josh Brown‘s mental, physical, and emotional abuse of his ex-wife came to light with the release of his journals. Brown was suspended for only one game to start the 2016 season despite a league policy that mandates six-game suspensions for domestic violence incidents.

Meanwhile, fines for touchdown celebrations and uniform violations are up across the league. Several people outside the NFL family have criticized the league for its disparate handling of these and other issues, and as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Friday, other teams are unhappy with how the situation has been handled.

Now 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith has joined the chorus of criticism, firing off a tweet storm Friday afternoon in response to the news that Brown had been placed on the commissioner exempt list, which still allows him to get paid even while he is not able to play.

Smith is obviously not alone in being critical of the NFL’s handling of the Brown case. Ravens wideout Steve Smith said the NFL’s “system is broken,” while widely respected sports business analyst Andrew Brandt (among many others) astutely drew parallels between the NFL’s handling of the Brown case and the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal.

About The Author

Related Posts