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Local expert tapped by NFL to create policy on domestic violence

In a memo to league executives last month, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made promises to address what many viewed as a serious domestic violence problem. Goodell and the league were under intense scrutiny to act after a video surfaced of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée in an elevator. Reports then started to circulate that the commissioner and the team saw the video long before it was all over the Web for public consumption, and that they failed to take proper action against Rice. He was eventually cut from the team and placed under an indefinite ban to play. Part of Goodell's memo included the announcement of an advisory board to create better policy around domestic violence. Enter University of Illinois-Chicago's Beth Richie. She's Director at Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and an expert on the issue. She's been meeting with the NFL and she joins us with an update on the status of those meetings. Photo Courtesy of Facebook

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