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NFL Will Air a Domestic Violence PSA During the Super Bowl

NFL Will Air a Domestic Violence PSA During the Super Bowl

Originally posted 01/27/2015 04:35PM

In a move that's no doubt aimed at critics who believe the NFL turns a blind eye to domestic abuse, a PSA is planned for Sunday's Super Bowl that will address the hot-button topic.

The spot will feature a woman talking to a 911 operator and pretending to order a pizza, when in fact she's hoping to tip off authorities that she's being attacked and needs help, reports the Wall Street Journal. The spot mirrors a similar, real-life incident that was reported on Reddit in October.

The league will give up some of its airtime during Sunday's telecast on NBC, which is charging roughly $4.5 million for each 30 seconds of ad time during the game.

"This is us trying to do the right thing," the NFL's chief marketing officer Dawn Hudson told the newspaper. "If my motivation was to help the brand, then I would have slapped the NFL logo on it."

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Ray Rice: I Should Have Apologized to Janay

Originally posted 12/02/2014 11:40AM

[EMBEDCODE {Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy}] Ray Rice knows he's made mistakes in the past, but he hopes to make amends – starting with his wife.

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Janay Rice Says NFL's Ray Rice Never Hit Her Before Elevator Assault

Originally posted 12/01/2014 07:30PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "3918307256001" "" "" "auto"] Janay Rice continues to steadfastly stand behind her husband, Ray Rice – the Baltimore Ravens star running back who was caught on camera punching her unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator Feb. 15 – saying she had never been a victim of abuse before that day.

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How Kerry Washington Is Taking a Stylish Stand Against Domestic Violence

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How Kerry Washington Is Taking a Stylish Stand Against Domestic Violence

Originally posted 10/30/2014 07:30AM

When it comes to women's issues, Scandal star and activist Kerry Washington is always tuned-in – and hands-on.

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Soccer Star Diego Maradona Denies Hitting Ex-Girlfriend as Video Surfaces

Soccer Star Diego Maradona Denies Hitting His Ex-Girlfriend as Video Surfaces

Originally posted 10/28/2014 12:10PM

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona is denying hitting former fiancée Rocio Oliva after a video surfaced in which he is allegedly seen striking her.

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Anjelica Huston, in New Memoir, Says She Was Brutally Assaulted by Ex Ryan O'Neal

Anjelica Huston, in New Memoir, Says She Was Brutally Assaulted by Ex Ryan O'Neal

Originally posted 10/24/2014 12:25PM

Anjelica Huston alleges that she was the victim of a vicious assault by her then-boyfriend, Ryan O'Neal, in the'70s.

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Ray Rice's Wife Calls His Firing over Apparent Assault a 'Nightmare'

UpdatePosted 09/09/2014 01:45PM

Janay Rice Speaks Out on Ray Rice's Firing over Apparent Assault Caught on Tape

Originally posted 09/09/2014 12:15PM

One day after Ray Rice lost his job with the NFL, his wife Janay Rice – formerly Janay Palmer – spoke out on social media to defend her husband and blame the media for its reporting on a domestic assault incident involving the couple.

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Baltimore Ravens Drop Ray Rice After Apparent Assault Video Leaks

Ray Rice Dropped from Baltimore Ravens After Apparent Assault Video Leaks

Originally posted 09/08/2014 02:55PM

In the wake of a new video showing what appears to be Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator last winter, the NFL's Baltimore Ravens – whose running back received a mere two-game suspension from the league for the incident – have cut Rice loose.

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Hope Solo Apologizes for 'Highly Unfortunate Incident' That Led to Arrest

Hope Solo Apologizes for 'Highly Unfortunate Incident' That Led to Arrest

Originally posted 06/27/2014 08:20AM

Despite pleading not guilty in court, Hope Solo has publicly apologized for her involvement in the family incident last weekend that left the U.S. soccer goalie facing charges of domestic violence.

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Hope Solo Enters Not Guilty Plea  in Domestic Violence Case

Hope Solo Enters Not Guilty Plea in Domestic Violence Case

Originally posted 06/23/2014 07:15PM

Hope Solo has entered a not guilty plea following her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in suburban Seattle.

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