Mark Davis: Paid suspensions for those accused with domestic violence
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis knows how he'll handle domestic abuse allegations against any of his players.
Much like the Arizona Cardinals did with Jonathan Dwyer in the wake up of the NFL's latest player accused with domestic violence, Davis told The San Jose Mercury News that players in that situation should be suspended with pay.
“In my mind, if somebody’s accused or arrested in a domestic-violence case, they should be suspended with pay,” Davis said. “I want to make sure it fits the legalities and with what the union wants, but I just think that’s the only thing that makes sense for us now.”
This week, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Panthers defensive end were placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, which deactivates them from the roster. Peterson is facing child abuse allegations and Hardy was already found guilty by a judge for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
With the public outcry over the issue of domestic violence in the NFL, this may be the next logical step the league takes as a whole.
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