A Huddle on Domestic Violence Before Taking the Field

Derick Roberson can still remember when he saw his mother being beaten by his stepfather, and the Texas hospital where she stayed for several days afterward. He remembers another time when a boyfriend threatened to kill her, which caused her to jump out of a moving truck to save herself.

"It's amazing she survived," Roberson, who grew up in Houston, said. "She had a fractured skull and lost a lot of skin. I think her ear actually came off. I didn't recognize her."

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