NFL Holds Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Education Workshop at Annual Fall Meeting (Video)

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On Wednesday in New York, NFL owners and executives held a nine-hour meeting to discuss an overhaul of the league’s personal conduct policy and the issue of “social responsibility.” And, as previously promised, a big chunk of their little corporate retreat was devoted to domestic violence and sexual assault education.

Of course, you would think a bunch of millionaires and billionaires wouldn’t need special domestic violence and sexual assault education to realize that those things are really bad, and that they ought to discourage all of their employees from doing them. But no, as we all recently witnessed, apparently not. Apparently they really did need a refresher course on how to not pretend like a star player didn’t knock his wife out cold with a left hook in an Atlantic City casino. So they brought in former NFL linebacker and current Coach for America motivational speaker Joe Ehrmann to explain it for them nice…and…slow.

Here’s the introductory video that preceded Wednesday’s domestic violence and sexual assault education session:

If you want to condense that whole thing into one quotable nugget, it’s basically “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” which is not exactly rocket science. In fact, I’m pretty sure that’s in the bible.

Of course, the only thing NFL owners worship is money, so you can’t really expect them to know that.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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