One Woman’s View on Boycotting the NFL Over Ray Rice

Will women boycott the NFL, NFL ignores women fans, Ray Rice, Roger GoodellKatie Nolan is a young sportscaster at Fox Sports who has a YouTube show called “No Filter.” She’s a journalist with a sharp wit and sharp tongue, when it’s called for. And, by her own admission, she’s a huge football fan.

So as a young woman, probably around the same age as Janay Palmer Rice, you might think that in light of former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay in a public elevator, knocking her unconscious and dragging her limp body across the floor, that she might temper her fan status and, like some, call for a boycott of the NFL for what many agree was the league’s gross mishandling of the situation.

What woman is going to want to support her favorite team after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell essentially told CBS News that he didn’t fully believe how bad the domestic violence incident was until he saw the elevator surveillance tape of the episode.

Nolan has some harsh words for Goodell and the NFL’s apparent disregard for women in general, but she doesn’t go easy employer on that front, either, suggesting that maybe as media outlets continue to cover the Rice story they ought to examine their own treatment of women:

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  • This is outstanding.

    For thought: Would a man needed to lead in with his fandom credentials before speaking to the issue?

    • Sadly, no. But isn’t that the point she was trying to make be ending with her conversation about her media employer?

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