A national hotline for domestic violence has seen a surge in calls since the NFL controversy erupted. Before the scandal, the National Domestic Violence Hotline was handling about 700 calls or online chats a day at its Austin, Texas-based center. But since Sept. 8 — the day video of Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his fiancee became public — call volume has nearly doubled with 1,300 calls coming in a day. That average has remained steady over the last two weeks.
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