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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Former Professional Football Player and honoree Troy Vincent addresses the audience during the 2012 Jefferson awards for public service at The Pierre Hotel on March 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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Troy Vincent wants to end domestic violence

After experiencing the hardships of domestic violence as a child, Troy Vincent, who played in the NFL for 15 years, made the decision that he would work to prevent it, both in his immediate family, and across the country. While it became a focal point in the NFL after Ray Rice assaulted his then-fiancee in 2014, domestic violence is not a rare occasion, and the statistics are harrowing. It is the leading cause of injury to women, more than car accidents, and it happens every nine seconds. Now the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the NFL, Vincent has dedicated the use of his platform to raise awareness.

The 2002 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Winner Vincent spoke at Arizona State University’s GlobalSport Summit about his efforts, and efforts everyone can make to eliminate domestic violence from society.

Produced by Ryan Sharp and Dustin Paré, journalism students at Arizona State University