Jerry Angelo Claims His Comments On NFL Covering Up 'Hundreds' Of Domestic Violence Cases Was Taken Out Of Context
On second thought, "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic violence coverups does sound a bit excessive -- even for the NFL.
[CSN Chicago] “That ‘hundreds and hundreds’ was taken totally out of context. When I was making a point to this person, I was making a point that over my 31 years in the National Football League I’ve seen a lot of changes. There were hundreds and hundreds of things over those years that I’ve seen that have gotten better. Domestic violence is one of those. There were no hundreds and hundreds [of cases] of domestic violence. I would have no knowledge of that or have any idea how I would authenticate that ... That was never the intent of [the writer’s] conversation with me.”
Angelo went on CSN's “The Kap and Haugh Show" to clear the air after The USA Today published an article portraying the former Bears GM as apologetic for he being part of an institution that routinely swept domestic violence instances under the rug: "A former NFL executive said teams did not discipline players in "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic violence incidents during his 30 years in the league, and said he now regrets his role in the failure to take action."
Apparently that's not what he meant. Doesn't mean it's not true to a great extent, but it's just not what he meant to say.
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