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Domestic violence presentation to NFL owners

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NEW YORK (AP) — The presentation on domestic violence given to NFL owners on Wednesday includes a powerful video by a former player appealing for recognition and action.

Joe Ehrmann, a defensive tackle for 10 pro seasons (1973-82), beseeches viewers to imagine what it would be like to see a loved one being subjected to abuse. He then urges intervention to curb such behavior.

The video is part of a 40-minute presentation put together by the league, with the help of a group of outside advisers. The goal is to educate everyone in the NFL about the dangers of spousal abuse, child abuse, sexual assault and other domestic violence topics.

The educational program will examine workplace policy, disciplinary considerations and increasing understanding of the prevalence in society of these issues and how it impacts the NFL.


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