Two women working with the NFL’s Players Association in addressing the league’s issues with domestic violence are done.
Deborah Epstein and Susan Else are part of a special commission created by the player’s association and served as domestic violence experts. Now, it looks like they’re walking away because they feel they’re not being taken seriously.
ABC News reports that the women are saying their suggestions have been ignored and the change within the organization is not enough. They both resigned from the commission this week.
The commission was created in response to the domestic violence issues that plagued the league including the infamous Ray Rice elevator incident back in 2014.
Epstein is the co-director of Georgetown University’s Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic, and Else is the former president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Epstein suggested in an op-ed she penned for The Washington Post that the commission is essentially a coverup for the problem.
The NFL’s Players Association responded saying they respect Epstein and Else’s decision to resign and that they’ve implemented policy changes that the commision has come up with.