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NFL Domestic Violence Backlash

by The Insider 2:22 mins

ESPN has a civil — and what also seems to be a gender ― war on its hands. "SportsNation" host Michelle Beadle lashed out on Twitter at "First Take" host Stephen A. Smith for his comments about domestic abuse. All this after Raven's running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for allegedly punching his then fiancée Janay Palmer and knocking her out. The NFL suspension was handed down on Thursday, nearly five months after TMZ posted disturbing footage of Rice dragging Palmer's unconscious body out of an elevator. Rice and Palmer ended up getting married, and in May they appeared in a press conference together in which she insinuated she did have an element of responsibility in the event. Palmer said, "I do deeply regret the role I played in the incident that night." Many believe that Rice's suspension was embarrassingly light, but when he returned to practice in Baltimore on Monday, it's reported that he received a standing ovation from his teammates. Check out this video for more on this story, and tune in to "The Insider With Yahoo" on TV tonight.

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