Because Kasandra Perkins did not have to die. Because each woman, child and man who is killed is a crime, a preventable tragedy and a waste. Because the NFL has already partnered with groups who work to stop domestic and sexual violence.
Because the NFL's 2008 Personal Conduct Policy states that "It is not enough simply to avoid being found guilty of a crime. Instead, as a member of the NFL or a member club, you are held to a higher standard and expected to conduct yourself in a way that is responsible..."
Roger Goddell, the NFL and league owners should work collaboratively to honor and enforce their standards of conduct for players. In addition, local and statewide domestic and sexual violence programs should be engaged during the process to support accountability measures that enhance victim safety, result in positive, sustained behavior change for perpetrators of abuse, and that include restorative justice to individuals and the community.