The NFL has drafted three hard-charging women to tackle the plague of domestic violence incidents that have wrecked the reputation of professional football.The best defense being to get the offensive on your side?
Two of them are New Yorkers, including Lisa Friel, a former prosecutor who headed the Manhattan district attorney’s sex crimes unit.
Then there is Jane Randel, a former Liz Claiborne executive who founded NO MORE, an organization whose goal is to combat domestic violence.
Rounding out the trio is Rita Smith, the Denver-based former head of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Three sexploitation experts who no doubt know on which side the bread is buttered.
“Each brings special knowledge and experience in these issues and will ensure that our efforts reflect the professionalism that should characterize everything the NFL does,” embattled league NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday in a memo announcing the hires.Before he wrote the checks.