Boxer Mayweather’s violent history ignored, women’s advocates say

by Steve Ginsburg Former Olympic swimming champion Nancy Hogshead, who is now chief executive of Champion Women, an advocacy group for girls and women in sports, said Mayweather has gotten “a pass” on his history of domestic violence. She said boxing promoters look the other way toward violence in the home. “I’m not surprised about their attitude,” she said. “They won’t even try to make the sport safer, try to do what football is doing, trying to prevent cases of ALS [or Lou Gehrig’s disease] from the repeated hits to the head.”)  Reuters story...