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TODD CROSSET

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Chapter 9: Athletic Affiliation and Violence Against Women: Toward a Structural Prevention Project

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Athletic Affiliation and Violence Against Women: Toward a Structural Prevention Project
Athletic affiliation and violence against women: Toward a structural prevention project
TODDCROSSET

During the mid-1990s, probably no social issue in sport received more media attention than male athletes' violence against women. For example, at this writing, the following athletic figures are the focus of sport media discourse on violence against women: Nate Newton, a member of the Dallas Cowboys and accused rapist; Will Cordero, a power hitter for the Boston Red Sox, on trial for battery; Denis Johnson, former Boston Celtic, also accused of wife battery; and Tom Walsh, the organizer of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics who resigned after his wife filed a domestic violence complaint. Journalists augment this list with other athletes whose ...

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