Shootings, Stabbings, Dog Fighting: 11 NFL Scandals That Rocked the League (Photos)

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Ray Rice’s brutal elevator attack on his now-wife is the latest disturbing violent incident to plague the NFL over the decades

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After signing a five-year, $40 million contract extension with the New England Patriots, Aaron Hernandez had a spectacular fall from grace in June 2013, when his friend Odin Lloyd was fatally shot and his body dumped in an industrial park near the tight end’s Massachusetts home. Hernandez was subsequently charged with first-degree murder and later indicted for a 2012 double-murder. He was quickly dropped by the Patriots and is currently in prison awaiting trial, facing life without parole.

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