Addressing Domestic Violence through Support and Prevention,it says that, “Children exposed to domestic violence are at risk for so much. “The physical, psychological and emotional effects of domestic violence on children can be severe and long-lasting” (Horley, S., 2010). All of these cases fall under the category of domestic violence and should be taken very seriously when it comes to consequences. These cases are in fact domestic violence cases and all four players were taken to court and tried so what more does the public want. The commissioner does have the authority to suspend players, “Disciplinary authority in the NFL andMLB is vested in two primary sources: the leagues and the individual teams. Commissioners of both the NFL and MLB notoriously possess dominant powers in governing league matters. Constitutions, bylaws, and collective bargaining agreements grant authority to league commissioners to discipline players for acts deemed not in the ‘best interest’ of the sport" (Webb,B., 2012). Brant Webb says in his article, Unsportsmanlike Conduct Curbing the Trend of the Domestic Violence in the National Football and Major League Baseball,that, “The NFL Commissioner is the "principal executive officer" of the League and has "general supervision of its business and affairs."" The commissioner also has the authority to interpret, establish, and enforce policies and procedures.'^ If the commissioner decides that an employee of the NFL has either violated the League constitution and bylaws or has been or is guilty of "conduct detrimental to the welfare" of the NFL or professional football, he has complete disciplinary authority over the matter” (Webb, B., 2012). Although, it is not necessarily their job to play the roles that the courts and justice system are responsible for.
3Although these are off the field matters, are these cases grounds for the termination of thecurrent NFL commissioner? I feel like these are not grounds for termination considering the fact that on the morning of September 19, 2014 Goodell spoke up and apologized claiming “I got it wrong, I am sorry”. Although Goodell went about this situation completely wrong, he addresses the issue and proposes multiple solutions. All players were tried in court and received