An Oakland Raiders fan holds a sign for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after the game against the Houston Texans

Three consultants have been hired to help the NFL deal with issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault, the organisation says.

Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson warms up before a game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis - 16 August 2014

NFL star in child abuse arrest

Adrian Peterson, who plays for NFL side Minnesota Vikings, is arrested in Texas for allegedly hitting his young son with a tree branch.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

The NFL's domestic abuse problem

The Ray Rice case has the popular sports league on its heels. Are its attempts to address violence against women serious or just public relations window dressing?