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Running head: ETHICS IN THE NFL1Ethics in the NFLJesse DunnNational UniversityMGT 400Professor BakerMarch 1, 2015
ETHICS IN THE NFL2
ETHICS IN THE NFL3AbstractThe intent of this paper is to highlight the ethical issues that have recently consumed the National Football League (NFL). They incorrectly managed the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal give the league a “black eye”. After that incident there was a child abuse case with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. How did they learn from the mistakes of the Ray Rice case? With all these ethical problems coming up in the league what types of adjustments will be made in the ethical conduct of players on and off the field? AnalysisThe first topic that will be discussed is the Ray Rice scandal. In mid February, the commissioner of the NFL received a phone call about an altercation concerning one of his NFL players. A video surface on TMZ about Ray Rice, running back for the Baltimore Ravens, hitting is then-fiancé Jenay Rice knocking her out cold in an Atlantic City elevator. How could an NFL player beloved by so many fans be involved in a domestic violence event? The video was all over EPSN shows for weeks and it was a very disturbing video. After she was knocked out cold Ray dragged her out of the elevator and carried her away to their hotel room. A big part involved in the situation was alcohol specifically Patron a hard liquor. The Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh immediately spoke with Ray and it was revealed in full detail what happened on that night of question. The NFL conducted an investigation of the night that has stunned the Ravens and NFL fans. So Ray told his coach and executive members of the Ravens everything that happened in detail. He also spoke with the NFL officials and gave his testament.