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Soccer Player Returns to Sports After Killing His Ex and Feeding Her to Dogs

Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza had the mother of his child abducted, tortured, and murdered. After serving nearly seven years in prison, he's now back on the pitch.
Sirin Kale
3.14.17
Football

Baylor University Allowed 'at Least 52 Acts of Rape' in Four Years, Suit Alleges

According to a new lawsuit, the Texas university basically granted full impunity to members of its football team—resulting in "the most widespread culture of sexual violence and abuse of women ever reported in a collegiate education program."
Kimberly Lawson
1.31.17
sexual assault

Alleged UNC Rape Victim Says She 'Felt Like a Suspect'

Delaney Robinson told reporters this week that UNC junior linebacker Allen Artis assaulted her earlier this year, and, up until yesterday, the university had done nothing to hold him accountable.
Kimberly Lawson
9.14.16
sports

Keeping Score: The Woman Tracking Rape in College Football When No One Else Will

Since 2013, investigative journalist Jessica Luther has documented rape cases in college football. She spoke to us about her new book, which tackles football's prominent rape culture and what the sport needs to do to end it.
Leila Ettachfini
9.7.16
crime

A Football Team, a Coat Hanger, and One Disabled Teen's Story of Horrific Abuse

James was a black and disabled kid at a mostly white school in rural Idaho. He had always dreamed of joining the football team—but it was a dream that turned into a nightmare of racist harassment and brutal sexual abuse.
Cole Kazdin
6.15.16
sports

If You Really Want to Help Cancer Research, Don't Give Money to the NFL

Despite the National Football League's contributions to the American Cancer Society through its official "Crucial Catch" campaign, data shows the league doesn't prioritize much besides its own corporate interests.
Gayle Sulik
1.29.16
nfl report

​Can Concussions Lead to Rape?

One in three NFL players is expected to suffer from a traumatic brain injury. As the NFL struggles to deal with its concussions problem, we asked experts if the league should be worried about sexual violence as a possible side effect.
Lindsay Schrupp
12.17.15
nfl report

There Are 44 NFL Players Who Have Been Accused of Sexual or Physical Assault

In the past few years, multiple news stories involving NFL players accused of sexual assault or domestic violence have received widespread attention. As isolated incidents, such allegations are deeply disturbing.
Broadly Staff
12.8.15
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Maurkice Pouncey, Center and Guard, Accused of Assaulting a Woman and a Gay Man

Broadly Staff
12.8.15
depth chart

Courtney Upshaw, Linebacker, Accused of Domestic Violence

Broadly Staff
12.8.15
depth chart

Brandon Marshall, Wide Receiver, At Least Nine Domestic Violence Accusations

Broadly Staff
12.8.15
rapey roster

Ahmad Brooks, Linebacker, Accused of Misdemeanor Sexual Battery

Broadly Staff
12.8.15