Charles Barkley: NFL ‘Dropped Ball’ on Violence

‘I am very disappointed in Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith’

Charles Barkley criticizes Goodell on handling of domestic violence in NFL (Sports Illustrated)

Charles Barkley criticized the NFL’s handling of domestic violence issues Monday, and called for both the NFL and NBA to ban for life any member of its organizations who commit a second domestic violence offense.

“They dropped the ball on this domestic violence thing,” said Barkley, who was in New York City promoting the upcoming season of Turner's "Inside The NBA." “I am very disappointed in Roger Goodell and [NFL Players Assn. Executive Director] DeMaurice Smith. What they should have done is very simple: The first time you hit a woman, you get suspended. You let the legal process play out but you are suspended. The second time you hit a woman you are banned for life.”

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