NFL players pay a small price when accused of violence against women

How the NFL handles allegations of violence against women has been anecdotally discussed for years, usually focusing on the short-term penalties that individual athletes have or have not received from their teams or the league. But a recent study looked at the issue more comprehensively by asking the question: Do arrests on allegations of violence against women harm the careers of NFL players?

The answer, according to a peer-reviewed study published in May in the academic journal Violence Against Women, is: not really.

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