Read me my rights ~ DV & the NFL
Her name was Kasandra Perkins. Do you remember her name? or who she was? Any idea how many NFL players have been arrested for domestic violence issues this year? or last?
Seems to me that it's not that unusual to learn that your favorite player was arrested for domestic violence. Without mentioning anyone in particular, I can tell you that just tonight I noticed a tweet about a player who plays for the Dallas Cowboys and there was mention about how his character should be questioned because of his propensity toward violence against women. Not just Cowboys, but other teams, as well have had players get into altercations.
Many people cry out in arms, suggesting that one time is too much. No man should place his hands on a woman, and if that happens there should be no excuse. While I don't condone violence against women, I do understand how things can escalate and I think it's important to recognize the dance that both genders can play when it comes to the dynamics of misusing power and control in relationships. The key, in my opinion, is to learn effective coping mechanisms early on, and recognize when things get heated. This, of course, is not always easy to do when very often alcohol is involved, and/or intimate relationships take on enormous intensity.
What I'm curious to know, is whether you think that there should be 'zero tolerance' or can a man make a mistake, and be forgiven. Is is okay for a player to be given a second chance? What does this say about a team if they don't cut all ties when one of their players is found to have been guilty of assaulting a woman? Should it be forgiven?
I know what I think, but I'm curious to know what you think about it. Won't you share you POV?