​Terry Bradshaw Domestic Violence: Fox Host Puts Football Players To Shame About Violence

Terry Bradshaw Domestic Violence
Author: Rob AdamsBy:
Staff Reporter
Oct. 13, 2015

Terry Bradshaw’s domestic violence rant against the NFL is making news today, putting the league to shame, and he made his thoughts known during the “Fox NFL Sunday” pre-game show, according to The Huffington Post.

Bradshaw, 67, isn’t one of those talking heads who ignores the issues, breaking down the X’s and O’s while ignoring the ABC’s of common sense and human decency. Terry took on Greg Hardy, Jerry Jones, and Roger Goodell during the “Fox NFL Sunday” pre-game show, calling them all part of the problem on domestic abuse.

Hardy, a defensive end with the Dallas Cowboys, is the abuser. Cowboys owner Jones and NFL Commissioner Goodell are the enablers.

Terry Bradshaw speaks about domestic violence on Fox NFL Sunday.

Terry Bradshaw speaks about domestic violence on Fox NFL Sunday.

“Anybody, in my opinion, who lays a hand on a woman, I don’t care who you are, my friend: You never come back in this league,” Bradshaw said. Of course it doesn’t quite work that way, and Terry voiced his concerns.

A judge convicted Hardy of assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend last July. The domestic scene was horrible in the deposition and demonstrated violence as Hardy strangled her, slamming her body against furniture and throwing her onto a couch onto a pile of guns.

But Hardy appealed, requesting a jury trial. Because the victim didn’t appear in court to testify during the trial, prosecutors dropped the domestic violence case and Hardy walked away a free man.

He served a slap-on-the-wrist four game suspension (reduced from 10) and returned to play this Sunday. The Cowboys had signed Hardy after he was released by the Carolina Panthers. Proving that crime pays, he got a one-year deal that could be worth $13 million.

“I really, really seriously hope, eventually, we never have a place in the NFL for people who … strike a woman,” Terry Bradshaw said.

As for Goodell and the NFL, the league has all its teams pretty in pink for October Breast Cancer Awareness month. The bright colors are window dressing.

Indeed, perhaps the question of how the NFL should “police” its players is the wrong analogy entirely, but not when it comes to domestic violence. This situation may be more akin to tort law than criminal law: If the NFL is capable of reducing any harm its players are causing — whether through harsher suspensions or other policies targeting behavior — it may have a legal (or at least moral) duty to do so.

“But Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in his desperation to get a pass rusher said ‘well you know what America, Cowboys fans, he’s alright. He’s a good boy. We’re going to get him all straightened out over here and bring him in.’ Which he did. He has his first news conference, he makes a fool of himself… This is wrong. We have no place for this. I’m actually tired of talking about the Hardys of the world,” Terry Bradshaw stated.

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