Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he doesn’t blame NFL for domestic violence
The Seattle Seahawks head coach says he does not blame the NFL for a domestic violence incident that left an NFL player with a broken leg and a broken nose.
Speaking to the Seattle Times, Pete Carroll said he did not believe the NFL was responsible for the incident involving an Arizona Cardinals defensive back who broke his leg in an accident during training camp.
“I don’t think the league was involved in that,” Carroll said.
“I think it was a guy that broke his foot.
He went down and his head got crushed in the ground and he didn’t get up.
And that was an accident.”
The incident took place during a practice on Oct. 9.
Carroll said the player was walking toward the end of the practice with his head in his hands when he hit his leg and fractured his jaw.
He suffered a broken collarbone.
“You know, I’m sorry that it happened,” Carroll told the Times.
“But that’s life.
That’s what you go through.
That wasn’t me, I didn’t do anything wrong.
And I think it’s something that needs to be talked about in the media, and I think there should be a better way of doing things.”
In the aftermath of the incident, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a policy change that will make it a violation for players who face a serious injury or illness to use performance-enhancing drugs.
He said the policy would be in place for at least six months, but it is expected to last longer.
The league also said it would begin a new review process for the NFL Players Association, which has been at odds with the league over issues such as domestic violence.