The Players’ Tribune, an athlete-run publication that doubles as Derek Jeter’s post-retirement gig, was announced yesterday and already published its introductory piece Thursday morning. It’s by Senior Editor Russell Wilson (he also throws things for the Seattle Seahawks, but writing pays the bucks), and it calls for players and fans alike to take action on domestic violence.
“This issue is much bigger than NFL suspensions,” Wilson wrote. “Domestic violence isn’t going to disappear tomorrow or the next day. But the more that we choose not to talk about it, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose.”
Recalling how he learned how to overcome his youthful aggression through faith, Wilson imparted a responsibility to readers to spread awareness about domestic violence through what he called Pass the Peace, and provided an easy way to donate to the National Domestic Violence Hotline while doing so.
You could, if you wanted to, read Wilson’s several references to the problem being “bigger than the NFL” as an attempt to shift pressure off the league (or at the very least individual players). That’s if you wanted to.
[h/t Players’ Tribune]
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