Doug Robinson: Domestic violence — a problem bigger than the NFL

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  • WanderingWyoming Worland, WY
    Dec. 9, 2018 8:23 a.m.

    The NFL has great opportunity to help with a societal problems. Unfortunately, the NFL, including players, management, and owners, only value their pocketbook and the win column--everything else is subsidiary to that! Maybe they could create an ad series in another faux attempt to convince the paying public that the NFL cares......

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 8, 2018 7:42 p.m.

    If the NFL can't teach their players how to treat other people then it needs to be shut down!

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    Dec. 8, 2018 12:49 p.m.

    "NFL just needs to go away"
    "High Schools drop football"
    "blood sport bred on violence"
    "feeds the bad in already bad kids"

    What an overreaction! Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater!

    Countless kids across this country, and many other countries, benefit tremendously from their involvement in the sport of football. It is a wonderful sport, a great game, and it saved my life!

    If not for football, I would not have survived the peer pressures of high school; I would not have been able to attend college; I would not have learned to have the respect for discipline, the health of the human body, and the admiration for athleticism, healthy competition, (good) sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence.

    It is a fact that the rate of domestic violence among NFL players is 45 percent below the national average!

    Studies show that police officer is the profession with the highest rate of domestic violence. A minimum of 40 percent of families of officers have experienced some type of domestic violence! That's well above the 10 percent of the population as a whole.

    Shall High Schools stop allowing kids to have any dealings with Police Officers?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 8, 2018 9:34 a.m.

    The NFL or football or inner city kids with no father suddenly coming into big dollars...the fact is the NFL just needs to go away. I would love to see high schools begin to drop football even faster. This blood sport bred on violence just feeds the bad in already bad kids.