Sunday, September 25, 2016

Domestic Violence and Athletes

What is Domestic Violence?

According to the dictionary: violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.

Each state has different forms of punishment for this crime. To view Massachusetts Laws on Domestic Violence, please click on the link below:

For more information, how to help yourself or a loved one please check out the following link:

Please also check out the following MA Government Website on Domestic Violence.  Good information for the public and hotline numbers to call if you or a loved one NEEDS help.

Please check out the video:  It Ends Where It Begins:

Please check out the video: Domestic Violence and Sports:

Please check out the video: Young men can end the cycle of domestic violence:

What is your opinion about domestic violence in the sports world?
We would also like to hear from you about your opinion of overpaid athletes? What do you think? Should they make the money they do? What would be a reasonable salary for an NFL player?

On average, NBA players make $5.15 million, MLB players make $3.2 million, NHL players make $2.4 million, and NFL players make $1.9 million per year, according to Forbes.

According to the US Census Bureau persons with doctorates in the United States had an average income of roughly $81,400. The average for an advanced degree was $72,824, with men averaging $90,761 and women averaging $50,756 annually.

Massachusetts occupations took home an average annual salary of $56,410 — almost $10,000 more than the national figure 

What should happen to athletes that commit domestic violence?
What punishments should they receive?
Lastly, please give one example of an athlete that has committed this crime and please voice your opinion about the incident.

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