This specific instance of domestic violence within the NFL has caught everyone’s attention—and it is not merely episodic. In the end, there are two seemingly unsolvable issues at hand: the structural problems with the NFL, and the problems in general with domestic violence. This is why sport is rhetorical: because there is always something to analyze, deconstruct, and improve about the way things currently are.
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