Two years after surveillance video put him at the center of a domestic violence storm, ex-Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice defines “champion” differently.
If the case's twisting trail seems confusing, that's because it is. Here's a roadmap.
More than 40 percent of retired NFL players tested with advanced scanning technology showed signs of traumatic brain injury, a much higher rate than i
The public's view of him may have dimmed, but a brand expert says that may not last.
In his first media appearance since a federal judge threw out his four-game suspension on Thursday, Brady resolutely refused to discuss underinflated anything.
Tom Brady posted a statement on Facebook thanking his fans, teammates and family for their support on Friday night, a day after a federal judge threw out his four-game suspension in the Deflate-Gate scandal.
The judge could rule as early as Tuesday.
The star quarterback was told to return to court Aug. 31 if the two sides cannot settle.
The Patriots quarterback responded after the league upheld his four-game suspension.
He completed a pretrial intervention program.
Hardy’s now on track to become a free agent on March 10.
The question now: Will anyone sign him?
A report by former FBI Director Robert Mueller says the NFL did not do a good enough job examining assault claims against Ray Rice.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has been criticized for holding too much power in how the league punishes players.
Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL is finally back on track, with new rules governing how it handles the personal conduct of NFL employees.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league can and will do a better job of providing resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence.
At a hearing of the Commerce Committee, the senators said they were particularly disgusted by the case of Ray Rice.
Troy Vincent of the NFL gives his personal domestic abuse story and acknowledges the league's leadership role.
Janay Rice’s father, Joe Palmer, speaks exclusively with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about his reaction to the elevator incident.
The player tells Matt Lauer that he hopes he can play again in the NFL.
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay sat down with NBC’s Matt Lauer for an exclusive interview.
"I'm not going to sit there in silence and let something happen to me," Ray Rice's wife told Matt Lauer.
Ray Rice's wife talks to NBC News' Matt Lauer about controversy surrounding her husband and the NFL.
After being knocked unconscious, Janay says her first reaction was to be “done” with the relationship.
Rice, the ex-Ravens running back, won an appeal of his indefinite suspension from the league after video surfaced of him assaulting his now-wife.
Peterson pleaded no contest earlier this month to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault for disciplining his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife on Thursday completed their testimony in an appeal hearing on his suspension.
Former Giants tackle Luke Petitgout’s attorney called the charges “entirely without merit” and the allegations “baseless.”
The Vikings running back will serve probation and community service to settle the child-abuse case, and says he wants to move forward.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and two Ravens executives have been compelled to testify in Ray Rice's domestic abuse suspension appeal.
It will take months for the NFL to institute revamped domestic violence policies, the official leading the effort told NBC News.
The arbitrator who will hear the appeal could decide as early as Tuesday, NBC News has learned.
“We knew it was wrong,” Jerry Angelo says. “For whatever reason, it just kind of got glossed over."
Roger Goodell held a meeting with NFL team owners on Wednesday to discuss domestic violence prevention.
Former NFL player Joe Erhmann produced the film and is one of the experts teams speak with as part of their annual Professional Development Sessions.
Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson made his first court appearance to face a charge of felony child abuse. After court, Peterson's lawyer briefly discussed the case with the media.
Adrian Peterson is charged with whipping his young son with a tree branch.
The Minnesota Vikings star, who was recently charged with beating his child, challenged a newspaper report about his charity.
On Wednesday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will appear in court in connection with his pending child-abuse charge.
Decades after the women’s movement called attention to domestic violence, there’s no consensus around why it happens, let alone how to prevent it.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell visited officials from the National Domestic Violence Hotline Saturday.
A lawyer representing women who claim to be victims of abuse at the hands of one NFL player added allegations against another, this time for rape.
Even as new reports emerge that the video of Ray Rice punching his wife was delivered to NFL offices, the league insists it never saw the video.
The video was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official told the AP.
Dr. George Holden, psychology professor at SMU, and Michael Farris, president of ParentalRights.Org, debate the benefit of corporal punishment.
ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar during a profane tirade on a podcast.
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is refuting reports that the Ravens knew much more, much earlier about the Ray Rice incident.
In all likelihood, your boss does not know what to do about or is ducking the problem of domestic violence, bioethicist Art Caplan writes.
Twenty people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S.
A report detailing how the Ray Rice scandal unfolded has many questioning Roger Goodell’s leadership.
A report says the NFL commissioner "wasn't sure he had done the right thing" after handing Rice a two-game suspension in a domestic abuse case.
The news conference will be the first public appearance for Commissioner Roger Goodell in more than a week.
Roger Goodell's press conference in which he admitted mistakes in the domestic-violence controversy failed to win over his fiercest critics.
Breaking his silence for the first time in 10 days, Roger Goodell announced new plans to address domestic violence in the NFL.
A report by ESPN claims the Ravens knew almost immediately that Ray Rice punched his then-fiancee in the face in an elevator.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to develop a policy to deal with 'due process' regarding legal issues while maintaining the integrity of the NFL.
“Everything is on the table,” the NFL commissioner said when asked whether he could include some other voices in league decisions.
NBC Sports' Bob Costas says the NFL needs a "coherent, consistent policy that allows them to act quickly before the judicial system has run its course."
The Adrian Peterson case is prodding some Americans to ponder: ‘If physical punishment from a parent is so damaging, why did it work on me?’
The number of calls coming into a national center jumped from 800 to 1,300 a day after the video of Ray Rice hitting his fiancee appeared.
Deactivated Vikings player Adrian Peterson smiled as he was with a child outside his home.
Brandon Marshall, who turned his own life around, said domestic violence is a broad societal problem for which the NFL isn't responsible.
The decision to place Dwyer, who has been charged in a domestic violence case, means the team has the option of not paying Dwyer.
Nearly 90 percent of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn’t changed how much professional football they watch.
The Cardinals running back head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she bit his lip to stop his sexual advances, according to a police report made public Thursday.
Ariz. prosecutor requests bond and electronic monitoring after NFL running back Jonathan Dwyer allegedly assaulted his accuser and threatened to kill himself in front of her and an 18-month-old child.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, who was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations and benched, vows to play football again.
The barrage of controversy pelting NFL right now is enough to give you a concussion.
With a growing number of NFL players involved in domestic abuse grabbing headlines, some are starting to wonder about a concussion connection.
Women’s advocacy organization UltraViolet will once again fly a “Goodell Must Go” banner over the site of a prime-time, nationally televised game.
The hits just keep on coming for the NFL. Charges against Jonathan Dwyer include assault and preventing someone from calling 911.
The corporate blowback might not dent the league's pocketbook anytime soon but it could be a factor down the road.
Companies have started yanking sponsorship deals over the NFL's handling of the domestic abuse scandal.
Zygi Wolf, co-owner of the Minnesota Vikings, announces that the team has decided to place Adrian Peterson on exempt, until his legal situation is resolved.
Nike "in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL."
The Vikings may have given Panthers owner Jerry Richardson a path through the maze.
There was no word on who will hear the appeal.
The NFL's handling of Ray Rice had brought new focus to its record on domestic violence, which includes many players who remain on the field.
The Minnesota Vikings reverse course on Adrian Peterson’s reinstatement and place him on the exempt list, banning him from all team activities.
The former Baltimore Ravens running back is challenging his suspension from the league for punching his former fiancee.
The casino security staff "absolutely" believes the first video was leaked by an employee, one source said.
The mother of the 4-year-old allegedly abused by the Vikings' Adrian Peterson says photos of her son's injuries shouldn't have been published.
Adrian Peterson’s foundation posted a message on its website saying it was on hiatus until further notice.
Parents can hit their children in all 50 states, and two-thirds say they have spanked their kids.
Embattled Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been completely dropped by Wheaties, the breakfast of champions.
All rookies are required to attend a symposium that includes domestic violence resolution training, and the league confirms that Rice attended.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls the situation “awful” and that while Peterson is entitled to due process, he is a public figure and should be suspended.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough explains President Obama’s reaction to Ray Rice’s NFL suspension.
Close to one in five men admits he has hit, slapped, kicked or otherwise attacked a wife or girlfriend, researchers say.
Cynthia Hogan, most recently counsel to Vice President Joe Biden, worked on the Violence Against Women Act while serving as a Senate aide.
The singer's "Run This Town" was cut from CBS' pregame coverage Sunday in light of the domestic violence issues in the league.
It's "simply not true" that Adrian Peterson, under indictment on child abuse charges, was previously investigated in an abuse case, his lawyer says.
The Minnesota Vikings say reinstating Adrian Peterson is the fair thing to do and Peterson deserves to play while he works out his legal issue.
CoverGirl recently debuted a series of advertisements encouraging female fans to "Get Your Face On" with makeup matching their favorite team's colors.
The NFL is scrambling for good-news daylight like a frantic quarterback, but as a brand, America’s game appears indestructible, experts agree.
The co-founder of a women's group said the NFL commissioner's actions were "positive," but the way he handled the Ray Rice scandal was "deceptive."