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Domestic violence isn't a distraction — it's an issue the NFL needs to address

By Amy Donaldson | Posted - Sep. 16, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.



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The first time he hit me, I was shocked. He apologized profusely, and we both cried. After that, it seemed pushing and shoving almost always accompanied any heated argument. For many months, I was determined that if I was just a better person, he wouldn't get so angry, he wouldn't try to hurt me so much. I changed in ways I didn't even realize until I was years removed from the situation.

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