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“Don’t Make The Mistake She Did” Clueless Cavs Make Light of Domestic Violence

Washington D.C.-  In light of all that professional sports are dealing when it comes to domestic violence, you would think that the idea of a man throwing his girlfriend across the room for wearing a Chicago Bulls shirt would get shot down somewhere along the way.

 

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“I didn’t know you were a Bulls fan,” the boyfriend says, disgustedly.

The girlfriend is then shown wincing in pain and icing her head, while a voiceover warns not to “make the same mistake she made.” She’s then shown cuddling up to him on a couch, icing her wounds and wearing an “All In” Cavs shirt.

Look, I get that it is “just a joke” but many would argue that the idea of a man physically injuring his girlfriend or wife because she is a fan for a different sports team is in bad taste at best and disgusting at worst.

The Cavs issued a statement Thursday after pulling the video from its website, apologizing for the “mistake” of including “content that made light of domestic violence.”

Two of the most discussed sports stories in the last year have been about domestic abuse by athletes.

Running back Ray Rice’s brutal attack of his fiancé prompted the NFL to suspend him and examine its own policies. Boxer Floyd Mayweather was roundly criticized nationally for his long, disturbing record of abuse against women as he prepared for a highly publicized bout last week.

 

VIDEO: Ray Rice Beating Wife – Fired From NFL Indefinitely

ATLANTIC CITY,  September 9, 2014 – The Baltimore Ravens announced the termination of running back Ray Rice’s contract Monday afternoon following the release of new video footage showcasing a domestic violence incident between Rice and his now-wife at a Atlantic City hotel.

An NFL spokesperson, Greg Aiello, followed up the Raven’s statement on twitter with the announcement of Rice’s suspension from the NFL, stating “Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice”.

 

News of a domestic violence incident between Rice and his then-fiancee back in February broke earlier this year, initially resulting in a paltry two game suspension for Rice. Many felt that the NFL’s punishment of Rice did not go far enough and took to social media outlets to express their outrage. Several journalists for well known news outlets including the Huffington Post, and CNN also criticized the NFL for what they viewed as a slap on the wrist for Rice. The public outcry eventually lead NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, to announce a strict new conduct policy for domestic violence offenders on August 28th. In the letter sent to NFL owners detailing the new policy, Goodell admitted that he “didn’t get it right” concerning Rice’s suspension, though no further action was taken by the NFL against Rice until today.

TMZ released the shocking elevator surveillance of Rice’s domestic dispute on Monday morning, leading to Rice’s termination and indefinite suspension a mere few hours later. The video shows Rice punching Janay Palmer in the face, causing her to fall backwards and hit her head on a railing. The football player is then shown dragging Palmer’s limp body off of the elevator and disposing of her in a hotel floor. You can watch the full video here:

 

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