Husain Abdullah of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a touchdown after an interception against the New England Patriots Monday. He was then penalized for praying on his knees — something the NFL now says shouldn't have been punished. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images hide caption

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Anheuser-Busch's 2014 Super Bowl commercial was titled "Puppy Love." The company is one of several big sponsors that have expressed concern with the NFL. AP hide caption

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No amount of training can undo the violence someone experienced at home as a child, but it can help break the cycle. Pamela Albin Moore/iStockphoto hide caption

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, seen here at a practice in late May, has been reinstated after he was benched over alleged child abuse. Andy Clayton-King/AP hide caption

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ESPN's Hannah Storm aimed a sharply worded op-ed segment at the NFL Sunday, taking the league to task for its handling of the Ray Rice incident. She asked, "What exactly does the NFL stand for?" YouTube hide caption

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The Baltimore Ravens released running back Ray Rice from the team Monday, after video emerged of him assaulting his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer. On Tuesday, Janay Rice said the media has exploited a moment that they both regret. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended by the NFL for two games this season after an incident in which he assaulted his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Defensive tackle Devon Still says that being on the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad will let him keep his insurance — and to stay close to his daughter, who's battling cancer. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam watches pregame festivities before the start of the South Dakota State-Missouri NCAA college football game on Saturday, in Columbia, Mo. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was released by the St. Louis Rams Saturday. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, shown here in January, has sent an open letter to NFL team owners explaining the league's new policies for preventing and punishing domestic violence and sexual assault. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the only player in the newest edition of the Madden NFL video game franchise to have his signature tattoos faithfully rendered in the game. EA Sports hide caption

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Punter Ray Guy, No. 8 of the Los Angeles Raiders, kicks the ball past the Denver Broncos' rush during a 1985 game. Guy has officially been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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