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NFL to impose harsher penalties to players charged with domestic violence

The National Football League (NFL) is planning to impose harsher punishments on players who are convicted of domestic violence, an article in the Washington Post reported on August 13.

Under the new policy, players who commit domestic violence for the first time may face suspension from four to six games without being paid, while those who repeat the offense may face suspension for an entire season. The possible disciplinary policy changes in the NFL are being considered after Ray Rice was suspended for two games when he physically assaulted Janay Palmer last February. A league spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

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