The Cubs were under some fire after a DJ for the team played "Smack My Bitch Up" after Aroldis Chapman left the mound. Chapman has been linked to domestic violence, serving a 30 game suspension at the start kd this season for an incident that occurred last season, where he reportedly became violent with his wife and fired several shots from his hand gun during the confrontation. The employee was fired Monday and the Cubs released an apology for the song choice and example that it set, and this should be the end of it as far as the Cubs having to hear about it, but it raises the question, can professional athletes outrun their domestic violence past?
Ray Rice is still unemployed, even after saying he would play for free and donate his entire salary to an domestic violence organization. But on the other end of the spectrum, Hope Solo has played every game for team USA since her domestic violence case. The biggest case of being able to work past your history and move forward, should be the Jets Brandon Marshall, who has turned himself into a model citizen, raising awareness for domestic violence and mental illnesses, as he himself suffers from bipolar disorder. But why can't all athletes turn it around? That question seems impossible to answer, but in a world that news breaks in seconds, and with the public eye always on them, it is good for there to be some hope for some of these professionals to turn it around.