Violent sports athletes most likely to abuse their partner
REUTERSA new academic study claims to show the link between sporting aggression and relationship abuse,time magazine reported.
According to the study, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, teens who play violent sports are more likely to abuse their partners either physically, sexually or psychologically.
The study examined data from 1,648 male students in relationships from 16 high schools in California.
Results show the apparent correlation between violent sports and dating abuse among college athletes.
Teens who played only football were about 50 percent more likely to have abused their partner than those who did not, according to the study.