Via CNN: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday announced a sweeping domestic abuse and sexual assault policy for the league’s 32 teams, mandating all players and staff undergo education and training about how to prevent abuse.
The training and education sessions will begin within the next month, he said.
The announcement follows a number of high-profile cases involving football players, including the release of a video that shows the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee.
Goodell said he “got it wrong” in his handling of the Rice domestic abuse scandal but vowed, “We will get our house in order.”
The commissioner also said that as part of its new policy, the league has entered into an agreement to support the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
"They need our help and we are providing it," he said.
Goodell also said that each of the league’s 32 teams have received a list of agencies within their communities that address these issues.
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