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How the NFL tried to keep women silent about domestic abuse




Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings takes the field against Chicago Bears on December 1, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings takes the field against Chicago Bears on December 1, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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There is an elaborate system in place to keep NFL wives silent when they've faced domestic abuse.

New York Times reporter Steve Eder unveiled this culture and how sometimes the team, local law enforcement and other wives are complicit.

However, recent news has forced the league to take a bigger public stand against these cases.

For example, the NFL suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for at least the rest of the season without pay for what they term "an incident of abusive discipline inflicted on his 4-year old son."

Eder joins Take Two to explore what options there are for women who are caught in this system that tries to keep them quiet.