Detroit Today

Should the Industry of American Football Deal With Violence Off the Field?

Monday, September 22, 2014

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How well or poorly has the NFL handled recent violent incidents from players in their personal lives? Can the inherently violent sport of American Football maintain popularity for decades to come?

WDET's Laura Weber-Davis hosts a panel discussion with John Niyo, columnist for The Detroit News, and Desiree Cooper, freelance journalist and Director of Community Relations for Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan. Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press also gives an update on the latest news in football news.

Listeners weigh in on whether domestic violence, or the NFL's handling of the incidents, affect their perception of the game.