That didn’t take long. The Cincinnati Bengals hoped that things would go over smoothly in regards to their second-round selection of Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon.
They hoped Amelia Molitor’s encouraging people to “move on” would cause them to do just that, allowing them to grab a first round talent at a bargain basement price. Local Cincinnati TV station WCPO is making sure that doesn’t happen.
In a strongly worded statement from the WCPO Editorial Board, fans are urged to boycott home games, and instead donate the money they would have spent on a ticket to an organization that supports women who are victims of domestic violence.
Instead of buying a Bengals ticket this year, take the $50 or more you would have spent on that ticket and donate the money to a nonprofit that works to prevent violence against women. We have included a list of organizations below.
Enough is enough, Bengals. We can excuse another season without winning a playoff game.
We can’t excuse drafting a player like Joe Mixon.
Domestic violence is one of the major plagues in American sports; but nowhere is it as prevalent as college and professional football. The league has taken steps to reprimand players for their unacceptable behavior, but to this point it has been reactionary and on a case-by-case basis.