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Here’s today’s update on alleged violent offenders in the NFL, from ESPN:

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

(Yeah, we still have to say “alleged,” all video and photographic evidence to the contrary.)

And the Cards responded by … paying the guy.

Meanwhile, is Roger Goodell hiding under a rock? In a cantina in Tijuana? A witness-protection program? What? Here’s Politi for nj.com:

It's been a long time – far too long – since we've heard from the man who created this mess in the first place, so it's worth asking: Did Roger Goodell put himself on the exempt/commissioner's permission list? Really. Where is he?

Back to ESPN and Story No. 2 in the 2014 Season's String of Potential Abusers: Adrian Peterson’s mom decided to weigh in:

"When you whip those you love, it's not about abuse, but love," Jackson said. "You want to make them understand that they did wrong."

Sorry, ma’am. You’re completely wrong.

A growing body of research has shown that spanking and other forms of physical discipline can pose serious risks to children, but many parents aren’t hearing the message.

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