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NFL Considers Tougher Penalties for Domestic Violence

NFL running back Ray Rice’s two-game suspension from the league sparked nationwide discussions on the weight society places on domestic violence. Well, the NFL is now considering setting stricter penalties for players accused of the crime.

I believe the commissioner and others would like to see stricter penalties,” a person involved in the deliberations told the Washington Post. “We need to be more vigilant.” The new penalty could lengthen suspensions to four to six games without pay for a first offense.

No final decision has been made yet.