NFL Hires Domestic Violence Advisers

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In the wake of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals, the NFL has hired three domestic violence experts to work with the league, according to a memo sent by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday. The memo outlined the NFL’s plan to deal with domestic violence within the nonprofit organization.

ESPN reports that Jane Randel, Lisa Friel, and Rita Smith have been hired to “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.”

Randel is the co-founder of No More, a campaign directed at raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. Friel led the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County district attorney’s office. Smith was the executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Goodell has also announced that Anna Isaacson, the league’s vice president of community affairs and philanthropy, will now also be the the league’s vice president for social responsibility, a newly created position. She will be overseeing training, education and support programs to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.