NFL to hire women to help reshape league’s domestic violence, sexual assault policies

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 15, 2014)-- A women's rights organization was planning on using the national stage of Monday Night Football to send a message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Ultra Violent, a national group of women and men fighting against sexism and standing for equal rights flew the banner in three other major cities on Sunday. The banner reads "#GoodellMustGo."

Kat Barr, Ultra Violet Chief of Staff, says the organization wanted to use the national stage of Monday Night Football to spread awareness about domestic violence.  The banner was supposed to fly before the game, but the flight was cancelled due to bad weather.

"Ultra Violet members are calling on the commissioner to resign and pushing the NFL  to start taking domestic violence as the serious problem that it is,”​ said Barr.

The idea for the banner comes after the video of NFL superstar Ray Rice was released, showing him hitting his then fiance in an elevator.

Goodell has been the target of a lot of criticism for the way he handled the situation.  Rice was originally only given a two game suspension.

The NFL announced Monday that they will hire four women to reshape the leagues domestic violence and sexual assault policies.  ​

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