Anheuser-Busch — the top spender in the past five Super Bowls — today issued a statement about that NFL sponsorship as reports of domestic abuse charges against league players keep piling up:
“We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season,” A-B said. “We are not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league.
That’s a whole lot of, well, nothing. “Bad NFL”-that’s what it amounts to. If they wanted to actually show that they’re serious about the way the NFL is handling the behaviors of their players-threaten them with no longer sponsoring the NFL. Barring that, they could give money-a lot of it-to a charity in the name of ending domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a serious matter. It directly affects the victims-women, children, and men on emotional, psychological, physical, financial, and spiritual levels. It affects the wider culture bc the victims and the perpetrators are connected to the rest of us. If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic violence, The National Domestic Violence Hotline may be able to help.
For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.
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The hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, the hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.
You can reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
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