Arizona National Organization for Women

#ResignGoodell

I’m sure you’ve seen that a second video showing Baltimore Raven’s player Ray Rice committing an act of domestic violence has been released. Every media outlet has been showing it, making it hard to ignore.

Sign the petition and tell Goodell that he must go. Only when millions of NFL fans saw that video did Commissioner Roger Goodell take a stand. It’s pretty clear thatGoodell thinks he has an image problem, but in fact the NFL has a violence against women problem.

The arrest rate of NFL players for domestic violence and sexual assault is significantly higher than the general population. Since Goodell started as commissioner in 2006, there have been fifty-six instances of domestic violence, but players were suspended for a combined total of 13 games and only 10 players were released from their team.

The NFL sets the example for college, high school, middle school and even elementary school football programs – the example currently being set by the NFL is simply unacceptable. The organization must have new leadership. Sign our petition and demand Goodell resign!

We are demanding that Goodell resign from his position and that his successor appoint an independent investigator with full authority to gather factual data about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking within the NFL community, and to recommend real and lasting reforms.

New leadership must come in with a specific charge to transform the culture of violence against women that pervades the NFL. Sign our petition and demand thatGoodell resign!

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This entry was posted on September 28, 2014 by in Violence Against Women and tagged , , , , .
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