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Sporting Idols and Domestic Abuse: Where Should Sporting Leagues Draw a Line?
Sports Leagues Should Have Zero-Tolerance Policies With Regard to Domestic Abuse
This generates important social discourse around domestic abuse.
Punishments for domestic violence are handed out poorly and inequitably by leagues under status quo.
Adopting Zero-Tolerance policies would be good for leagues' public images.
Leagues have an obligation to take strong action against domestic violence.
Athletes ought be held to a higher standard than other employees.
Zero-Tolerance policies are the most effective way to protect present and future victims from abuse.
This is unlikely to meaningfully reduce the incidence of domestic violence.
A Zero-Tolerance policy will lead to less league-wide reform on issues of domestic and sexual violence.
Leagues should defer to law enforcement.
Zero-Tolerance policies are unfair to athletes.
Rehabilitation is preferable to punishment.
Zero-Tolerance policies are harmful to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
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