NEW YORK -- The NFL added two additional consultants -- Tony Porter of violence prevention organization A Call to Men, and University of Illinois at Chicago African-American and gender studies professor Beth Richie -- to the group working on crafting a new domestic violence education and prevention policy.
It's a more diverse group, given that the announcement of the first group of hires was critiqued for not including a person of color.
Both Porter and Richie are African-American.
Anna Isaacson, the NFL's new head of social responsibility, said the league has been looking all along for people who "fill needs or gaps that we have." Porter, who has worked with the NFL for years with his message of men talking to men about violence, and the academic Richie augment the former prosecutors and activists already on board.
The league will announce the additions Friday in a letter that will update owners about the rollout of the program. With the final draft being hammered out in meetings at the NFL headquarters on Park Avenue, Isaacson plans to head out to the first NFL teams within the next 15 days.