Charges and allegations of assault and violence dogged O.J. Simpson before his ex-wife Nicole Brown’s throat was slashed in 1994, and one of myriad issues raised in connection with her murder and his trial.
I heard a report last night saying that the rate of NFL players assaulting their “loved ones” is about the same rate as it is for males in the general U.S. population. This article contains a stat that could be seen as disputing the one I heard last night:
“In all, domestic violence accounts for 48 percent of the league’s violent crime arrests, compared to just 21 percent among average American males, according to an analysis by Five Thirty Eight.”