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Violence Off the Field
  1. Last week, the gossip website TMZ released a video of Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens’ star running back, knocking his then-fiancée (now wife) unconscious in an elevator earlier this year. What violence do you think the man on the left is referring to? What’s ironic about his friend’s response?
  2. What point do you think the cartoonist is trying to make? Do you agree? Why or why not?
  3. Before the video of Rice punching his fiancée went viral, the NFL had suspended Rice for two games for the violent act. Afterward, the league announced a new punishment of indefinite suspension. Why do you think the league changed the punishment?
  4. Do you think there’s a connection between violent sports and non-sports-related violence? Why or why not?