Media accounts of physical assault perpetrated by male sport figures against women offer some of the most visible accounts of domestic violence available. This article examines these representations as media events that convey gender and racial meanings. Critical analysis of the Wilfredo and Ana Cordero domestic violence case and the Dan and Brenda McCarney domestic violence case suggests that, when acknowledged, violent abuse is often constructed as a matter of individual pathology without sustained critique of male cultural power. Yet, from the perspective of a White-dominated culture, violence perpetrated by men of color also suggests racist characterizations of cultural deficiency. While offering contradictory meanings, representations of these domestic violence incidents provide sites for the consolidation of male and White privilege.
Rebecca Y. Concepcion and Vicki Ebbeck
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity experiences of survivors of domestic violence in relation to how they view themselves and their circumstances. The participants were 7 women who had been in abusive relationships. They were given access to an exercise facility and participated in 1 to 4 interviews regarding abuse history, physical activity levels, self-view, and emotional status. Qualitative analysis revealed that physical activity gave women a sense of accomplishment and improved their mental and emotional status, gave them hope and healing, a sense of being “normal,” of working toward a future self, and freedom. These findings support the consideration of physical activity participation for survivors of domestic abuse.
Jennifer A. Scarduzio, Christina S. Walker, Nicky Lewis, and Anthony M. Limperos
public opinion might be in general. In particular, the National Football League (NFL) has received the bulk of media coverage surrounding IPV. For instance, in 2014, a widely publicized domestic violence or IPV incident involving NFL player Ray Rice and his fiancée Janay Palmer created a “domestic
Eunyoung Kim and Wilson Lowrey
conducted of crisis frames and tone of local and national news coverage of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. News coverage from the local newspapers the Baltimore Sun and The Capital 1 and from the national newspapers The Washington Post , The New York Times , New York Post, Los Angeles
Kristi Sweeney, Megan Schramm-Possinger, Elizabeth A. Gregg, and Harriet Stranahan
This case explores the potential implications of the National Football League’s (NFL) domestic violence problem. The purpose of this case study is to introduce students to logistic regression analysis. The case uses this method to address if the NFL’s Ray Rice domestic violence scandal will impact consumer behavior and loyalty toward the league. Given the significant role loyalty and retention has on profitability, the case investigates whether the Rice incident influenced fan decision-making, paying close attention to female consumers. The framework of analysis considers fan perceptions of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal and the league’s response as potential deterrents of NFL game attendance and consumption of league media. Students will consider a variety of predictors, such as gender, age, and fan perception of the league’s domestic violence problem, in an attempt to yield insight into the possible influence of the Rice events on the commitment level of NFL fans. This case study is intended for use in research methods and assumes knowledge of regression analysis. However, in the event an instructor does not wish to run a logistic regression analysis, descriptive statistics could be used to detect patterns of responses that illustrate variance in fans’ perceptions of how consumer behavior may be affected by domestic violence issues.
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Emily M. Newell
competition, intertwining more contemporary hot topics including professional-athlete activism, domestic violence in sport, and Power 5 autonomy in the NCAA. One of the biggest strengths of this text is its extensive coverage of topics beyond what is popularly discussed among the general public and mass media
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-19 (M. LeGrande, personal interview, May 8, 2020). Healthy Relationships, which supports domestic violence initiatives, is especially important during COVID-19 given the higher risk for domestic abuse at home ( Stanley, 2020 ). The NFL used a national platform, the NFL Draft, to raise funds and
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identity both within and outside of sports. In analyzing media treatment of criminality and sexual and domestic violence, Leonard brings current issues in sport into the long history of the pathologization of black masculinity, shattering the postracial myth of sport embodied by players such as Michael