WATCH: In a Senate hearing Tuesday, pro sports leagues were questioned on whether they were doing enough to deter acts of domestic violence. Mark Albert reports.
WASHINGTON – NFL executive and former player Troy Vincent choked up Tuesday as he testified before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing about domestic violence in professional sports.
Vincent said abuse was a “way of life” in his home when he was growing up because his mother was beaten.
The NFL’s executive vice-president of football operations was the first of eight witnesses to speak at the hearing. Along with the NFL and its players’ association, representatives of Major League Baseball, the NBA and NHL – and their unions – were scheduled to testify.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia Democrat who chairs the panel, told Vincent his testimony was “a good beginning.”
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