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Black women's group criticizes NFL

2 years 4 months 4 days ago September 17, 2014 Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday, September 17 2014 September 17, 2014 10:30 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A leading black women's group says the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence is "unacceptable."

The Black Women's Roundtable is made up of leaders who represent black women and girls. They say the NFL should have included black women when it brought on domestic violence experts as consultants. The league said Monday Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith would be "senior advisers."

But the group says black women are the most likely group of women to experience domestic violence, and are nearly three times more likely to die from domestic violence than white women.

The group wants a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He has been criticized for his handling of Ray Rice's domestic violence case.

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