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NFL sets new standards on domestic violence punishment

NFL sets new standards on domestic violence punishment

NFL: Commissioner Roger Goodell detailed the new policies in a letter to NFL owners. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has announced new standards of punishment for players involved in domestic violence incidents.

Commissioner Roger Goodell detailed the new policies in a letter to NFL owners, according to USA Today.

Players will be subject to a 6-week suspension for their first domestic violence offense and could face a lifetime ban for subsequent offenses.

The move comes in the wake of public backlash over Ravens’ Ray Rice, who received a two-game suspension after being involved in a physical fight with his then-fiancée back in February.

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