Pentagon Seeks Information Military’s NFL Ties

Posted September 22, 2014 at 5:05am

CNN reports that “Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his staff for detailed information about the U.S. military’s relationships with the National Football League in the wake of the scandal over how the league is handling domestic-abuse allegations against players, CNN has learned.”  

“News of the Pentagon review comes on the same day a senior Obama administration official decried recent domestic abuse episodes within the NFL and said the league needs to “get a handle on” the situation since so many professional athletes are considered role models to younger players.”  

“The Pentagon is increasingly sensitive to any suggestion it is supporting a major sports organization that is perceived to tolerate domestic violence.”