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"Our language is important. For instance, when a guy says 'you throw the ball like a girl,' or 'you're a little sissy,' it reflects an attitude that devalues women. And attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion."
Sen. Barbara Boxer and 15 other women senators want the NFL to “send a strong message that the league will not tolerate violence against women by its players, who are role models for children across America."
Someone in the NFL office confirmed that they had received the video that shows Rice punching his then-fiancee, according to the AP report. The league has repeatedly denied that it had seen it before Monday.