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Double Standard: We Condemn Ray Rice; But...

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Below is an excerpt from Greg Bishop's latest article for CNN Sports Illustrated.  Read the Full article on CNN: Click Here: http://www.si.com/bo...olence-ray-rice

Double standard: We condemn Ray Rice; but what about Mayweather?

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by Greg Bishop

LAS VEGAS – Here are two star athletes embroiled in the same issue: domestic violence.

One plays football. Or played football, anyway. A video released this week shows him striking his then-fiancée, now-wife, in an elevator, knocking her unconscious. It’s impossible to watch the footage and not feel sick to your stomach.

The other is a boxer. He has been accused of domestic violence on multiple occasions, including recently. He has gone to jail for assaulting one mother of his children, the charge reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. As recently as Tuesday, speaking specifically about the other athlete’s video, he told reporters, “I think there’s a lot of worse things that go on in other people’s households, also. It’s just not caught on video, if that’s safe to say.”....

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