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WATCH LIVE: Senate hearing on domestic violence in professional sports


The Senate Commerce Committee will hear from representatives from the major professional sports leagues on domestic violence Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. EST

The Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday will hold a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports.

Representatives from the major professional sports leagues — the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League — are scheduled to testify before the committee. In addition, members from those professional leagues’ players’ unions — with the exception of the NFL Players Association — will also appear at the hearing.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia, called the hearing due to what he says is the leagues’ history of doing “little to nothing in response” to “a long list of players” charged or convicted of domestic violence.

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