The NFL Was the Biggest Loser of 2014

  • Richard Sherman

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  • Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders

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  • Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito

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  • Michael Sam

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  • Dan Marino

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  • Washington Redskins flag

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  • Ray Rice

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  • Adrian Peterson

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  • Roger Goodell

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  • Oakland Raiders v St. Louis Rams

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This year will go down as a PR disaster for the National Football League. Domestic violence, unruly fans, and lawsuits exposed the league’s culture to public — and they didn’t like what they saw.

Damning video of Ray Rice punching his now-wife Janay led to the NFL’s biggest controversy, while cheerleaders from across the league sued teams over wages. Football fans also looked bad, attacking players like Richard Sherman and Michael Sam online.

For all the NFL’s achievements on the field, the league couldn’t tackle its off-the-field troubles. Check out the league’s biggest PR misfires.

On Big Morning Buzz Live, NeNe Leakes discusses the impact of Rice’s scandal.

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