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Terry O'Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), has called for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to resign, citing Ray Rice's assault on his now-wife as just one of many examples of the league's failure to act against domestic violence. Per ESPN:

"The NFL has lost its way. It doesn't have a Ray Rice problem; it has a violence against women problem," O'Neill said in a statement. "... The only workable solution is for Roger Goodell to resign and for his successor to appoint an independent investigator with full authority to gather factual data about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking within the NFL community and to recommend real and lasting reforms."

In the release, NOW listed Rice, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald, Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Greg Hardy and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as examples of cases the league has failed to act on.

"The NFL sets the example for college, high school, middle school and even elementary school football programs," O'Neill said. "And the example it is setting right now is simply unacceptable. New leadership must come in with a specific charge to transform the culture of violence against women that pervades the NFL. That's the only way to restore honor and integrity to the country's most lucrative and popular pastime."
Goodell told CBS News that he doesn't believe his job is in jeopardy as a result of the Ray Rice incident.
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PeteRose118 months
goodell should step down or be fired. however, o'neill is using woman victimhood angle for a power play. just like hbo's "the wire", it's all in the game.
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timm6971463118 months
now, equals nasty old women looking for control over men!
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CSATiger118 months
I call for Terry O'Neill to resign as the head of NOW
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