Terry Crews on Ray Rice: “This Is The Way I Grew Up”

The actor and former NFL player on how domestic violence affected his childhood.
By Jonathan Harris

  • “There’s something wrong, and it’s not getting better. It’s getting worse.”

    That’s former NFL player Terry Crews on the state of the NFL and how executives turned a blind eye to Ray Rice’s attack on his then-fiancee Janay Palmer.

    “And all the pink gloves and all the little pink trinkets and accessories are not going to fix the problem that domestic violence has been having on the NFL and on male culture in general,” Crews said, referring to the NFL’s tradition of wearing pink during October for breast cancer awareness. “Because what happens is you see the pink gloves, and the guys sit back and go ‘We’re doing something. It’s all good,” and then they go straight to the strip club.”