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VIOLENCE, IT'S A RIOT

An American College Footballer was noted for stating that he felt he was “much more aggressive than the average person”, which a fitness coach believes played a large role in his success at sport. America’s Bureau of Justice and Statistics was analysed to find of all the reasons any NFL player was arrested in 2014, 55.4% were domestic-violence related. This is not to say that all who are arrested are found to be guilty, as even football (soccer) goalkeeper Hope Solo, who represented America in the recent Women’s World Cup, was arrested for Domestic Violence but never charged; but the fact that initial arrests are even being made for domesticviolence related incidences is concerning. The correlations between violence and sport might not end with just the players; as some studies are being investigated for the correlation between supporters of sports and domestic violence occurrences too. A high profile example of a professional athlete in domestic violence is Floyd Mayweather. While dominating the world of boxing for over 20 years, Mayweather hasn’t been short of controversy when it comes to his domestic violence charges. Mayweather pleaded guilty to domestic battery in a deal that spared him felony charges. He served two months of a three-month sentence. Police wrote in their incident report that Mayweather threatened violence on his sons if they called the police, and also threatened to kill and pour acid on his female partner. OCT 2015

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