I heard Brock state that it was a “misunderstood situation” that resulted in felony domestic-violence charges in June related to an alleged incident in April in Santa Clara, Calif., involving the mother of his children.
Understand, I don’t begrudge them their right to do so; but that doesn’t mean I have to like it, just as I objected two years ago when the Seahawks drafted Frank Clark in the wake of a particularly sordid domestic-violence incident that was also eventually dismissed.
Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys was recently suspended six games despite not being charged with a domestic-violence crime over claims by his former girlfriend that he had attacked her several times over the course of a week.
In the absence of evidence as unambiguous as the videotape that revealed Ray Rice punching his fiancee in the face — and forever changed the NFL’s response to domestic violence — the truth will always be murky in cases such as this.
The Seahawks — an organization on record as stating they would never sign a player who struck a female — obviously feel comfortable enough with Brock’s character, and his ability to thrive in their culture, that they’re going to give him a shot.
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