The National Women’s Soccer League had the most cases of sexual abuse in the United States

Probe finds emotional abuse, sexual misconduct in NWSL were systemic, and team culture did not always follow the rules

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The National Women’s Soccer League had more cases of abuse, including sexual assault and emotional abuse, than any other women’s professional sports league in the United States, according to a new report by a group which investigates human rights violations in sports and other human rights groups.

The group, Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP), on November 22 published its report, “Injustice: Women, Sport, and the Catholic Church.” They were commissioned by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate allegations of sex abuse in the Catholic church and in its institutions across the country.

The investigation covered a two-year period from 2014 to 2016. The group said that, based on its investigation, it concluded that the NWSL was the worst of any professional sports league in the country, in both cases by far.

“Our main finding is that NWSL teams were plagued by serious problems because of a systemic problem in how the National Catholic Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the National Women’s Soccer League operated,” the report said.

“This investigation raises questions about possible intentional abuse that occurred,” the authors wrote. “The evidence does not provide sufficient evidence of the existence of any systemic problems that led to intentional abuse or cover-ups.”

However, they said, the investigations found that there were “cases of misconduct or abuse that occurred in the sport of soccer—where it is legal for players to work for money without fear of legal reprisal.”

Among the many complaints the report listed in several categories, including sexual violence, there is one case of “the systematic lack of reporting of child abuse on the football field in the United States.” In that instance, the USOC reported that a former assistant coach was accused of having abused a group of young players.

“However, there was no investigation into the specific

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