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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, catches a pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs safety Josh Shaw (30) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Foxborough. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, catches a pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs safety Josh Shaw (30) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Foxborough. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

On Sunday, the New England Patriots will visit the Kansas City Cheifs for the AFC championship — and a trip to Super Bowl 53 on the line.

The Chiefs made national headlines this season because they had the NFL’s top-ranked offense ... and because they cut star running-back Kareem Hunt after a video surfaced of him physically assaulting a woman.

The incident was another example of how the NFL struggles to deal with players who commit violence against women.

As football fans gear up for this weekend’s big games, WBUR’s Shira Springer takes another look at the issue.

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Shira Springer, WBUR's sports and society reporter. She tweets @ShiraSpringer.

This segment aired on January 18, 2019.

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