NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promised changes to what he described as a broken disciplinary system. “We're like a microcosm of society. We have a lot of young men, a lot of individuals that play or coach or executives. Other individuals in the league that -- they make mistakes.” The press conference left more questions than answers but I agree that the NFL is a microcosm of society, but why does it seem that these crimes against women are too often characterized as mistakes. Is it a mistake that a federal judge in Atlanta is still on the bench after a plea deal for abusing his wife? Reports reveal an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of domestic assault by an intimate partner each year.
What’s Your Take? Why do you think domestic violence remains one of the most chronically underreported crimes?