Meagan Good will tackle the issue of domestic violence in sports on an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Good, a 33-year-old Christian actress, will play the girlfriend of actor Chad Coleman’s character, who is “an ex-sports star turned reporter,” according to Deadline.com. Coleman is accused of physically assaulting his girlfriend in the episode titled “Spousal Privilege” and the couple tries to avoid making the ordeal public.
While it is unclear whether Coleman’s character is a former NFL player in the episode scheduled to air in November, SVU showrunner Warren Leight explained his decision to examine the issue.
“Domestic violence, with a push from Mariska Hargitay’s NO MORE campaign, has recently sparked a long-needed national dialogue,” Leight said in a statement. “‘Spousal Privilege’ explores the personal and legal complexities of this intractable problem. We are thrilled that Chad and Meagan are joining us to take on this challenging episode.”
Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, let it be known that the NFL would partner with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, while an independent investigation would be led by former FBI director Robert Mueller concerning domestic violence issues.
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