USA Today columnist, ABC News, PBS and NPR commentator, best-selling author, speaker. cbrennan@usatoday.com

Brennan: Ray Rice grievances signal showdown with NFL

usatoday.com — Prepare yourself, America. You won't believe who might be eligible to play football again, much sooner than you ever would have thought. Ray Rice. The man made infamous six weeks ago when a video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator is likely to have two hearings within the foreseeable future that could end up allowing him to play football again.

Abby Wambach talks about Hope Solo, domestic violence

democratandchronicle.com — Two months after U.S. Soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo's domestic violence arrest became a national issue, a well-known teammate is speaking out, voicing her concern about the situation and the U.S. women's national team's place in the conversation on domestic violence.

Abby Wambach talks about Hope Solo and domestic violence

usatoday.com — Two months after U.S. Soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo's domestic violence arrest became a national issue, a well-known teammate is speaking out, voicing her concern about the situation and the U.S. women's national team's place in the conversation on domestic violence.

Column: Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

indystar.com — The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

Brennan: Florida State gives way to 'Jameis State'

usatoday.com — The embarrassment continues unabated at Florida State, a school that has put the need to win football games above all else, including an alleged rape, a Title IX violation and, pending an investigation, an NCAA rule that some schools still actually follow.

Brennan: Roger Goodell appears to make strides after toughest month

usatoday.com — It has been exactly one month since a video from inside an Atlantic City elevator dropped into our lives and changed the sports landscape as we know it, likely for good. Years from now, students and historians will look at the sports world in this manner: Before the Ray Rice elevator video.

Brennan: School president should end Michigan fiasco

usatoday.com — The best line in the best college fight song in the country says, simply, "Hail! Hail! To Michigan, the leaders and best!" Growing up, I sang that song hundreds of times at Michigan football games, or while just thinking about Michigan football games.

Brennan: Suspend Michael Phelps for at least a year

usatoday.com — Michael Phelps was once suspended for three months because of a photo. Now that he has been arrested for the second time in 10 years for driving while under the influence, Phelps should immediately be suspended by U.S. Swimming for at least a year, with the very real option for the banishment to extend through the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Brennan: U.S. Ryder Cup team may win again with no Woods

usatoday.com — Phil Mickelson is causing Ryder Cup mischief, poking fun at a lawsuit pitting one European player against the management team of another. Tiger Woods isn't there, which isn't a surprise because he has been injured almost all year, yet that piece of old news still somehow persists as the biggest story in golf.

USOC chief calls charges involving Hope Solo 'disturbing'

usatoday.com — The unseemly silence that has enveloped the U.S. Olympic and soccer communities since the June arrest of U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo on domestic violence charges has finally been broken. "Abuse in all forms is unacceptable," U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive officer Scott Blackmun told USA TODAY Sports in an e-mail Monday evening.
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Oct 25, 2014

A top male sports official is ousted over sexist remarks. First time I've ever written that sentence. More on @GolfChannel now.

Oct 24, 2014

Good to see sexist comments treated seriously for a change. RT @JasonSobelGC @GolfChannel BREAKING: Ted Bishop to be relieved of his duties.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @GCMorningDrive: Ted Bishop’s tweet & Facebook post have gone beyond the golf world. Christine Brennan @cbrennansports reacts: http://t.…

Oct 24, 2014

Great for @GolfChannel to address Ted Bishop's sexist 'lil girl' remark. Pleased to 'join' @Paige_Mackenzie on this: golfchannel.com/media/christin…

Oct 23, 2014

When will the struggling golf industry realize its sexism is terrible for business? From @USATODAYsports: ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/ted-bi…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @DFeinsteinWTOP: Is there a different standard for women vs men when pro athletes are accused of domestic violence? @cbrennansports at 10:10 on #wtop

Oct 22, 2014

Prepare yourself, America. Ray Rice is likely to come back and play football again. My @USATODAYsports column: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @romenesko: The Daily Northwestern - Northwestern University's student paper - launches a $1 million fundraising campaign. jimromenesko.com/2014/10/22/nor…

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