Domestic violence is not a football problem, it is a societal problem.
And while the high-profile cases involving players such as Ray Rice and Greg Hardy grab the headlines, the problem runs through every community.
Via Jordan Steffen of the Denver Post, the son of Broncos boss John Elway pleaded guilty to the domestic violence case against him and was sentenced to a year’s probation.
Jack Elway, the 24-year-old son of the Hall of Fame quarterback and now-General Manager of the Broncos, was arrested in May for disturbing the peace and assault after what police called a violent fight with his girlfriend.
According to a statement given to police then, the younger Elway pulled out parts of her hair while dragging her out of his car and pushing her to the ground.
As part of the plea agreement, the assault charge was dropped and Elway pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace. His year of probation is part of a deferred judgment, and if he gets through the year without incident, the case will be dismissed.
He also had to pay fines and court costs and attend domestic violence counseling, and can’t have any contact with the victim.