Unfortunately, some professional athletes in Washington are more famous for their antics off the field than for their abilities on the field. NFL player Ray Rice recently became a household name after video surfaced of him knocking his wife unconscious in an elevator, while at a casino. The NFL has become known for domestic violence in recent years and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is looking to change that negative image.
Carroll spoke with his team on Sept. 10 about the shocking video, which was shown on TMZ just two days earlier. The coach then explained the severity of a domestic violence charge and offered to help the players should they find themselves in uncomfortable situations. The main goal of the meeting was to help players heighten their awareness of domestic violence, so they understand that abuse is never acceptable, no matter the circumstances.