Domestic violence is a terrible event that not only happens here in the United States but around the world. It needs to stop. It impacts not only the people that are hurt by the violence but everybody around the violence. Lately, there has been a lot of focus on professional athletes abusing their spouses. Some examples of professional athletes that have abused people are Chad Johnson, Ray Rice, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and most famously O.J. Simpson. Some of the athletes got suspended from their profession like Ray Rice but others, like Chad Johnson got arrested. It was only for three days. Furthermore, O.J. Simpson's trial is called "The Trial of the Century" and was found evidence because there was little evidence saying he did it. These athletes should have been punished more. It is extremely crude and disrespectful to abuse others. Their punishments should have been extended. They should not only be punished within their profession but, punished legally. Just because they are athletes does not mean that they should be punished less than the average citizen. They should be given zero respect because of their actions towards others.