None of this would have happened if the NFL just had a stance and stuck to it. Let this be a lesson to everyone, being spineless and trying to appease EVERY little group that has their panties in a wad will only lead to more damage. If the NFL would have come out during the Ray Rice situation and said, look, Ray has been suspended for 2 games, deal with. The outcry would have been loud and full of vitriol, but it would have died down. Same thing with AP. These groups don't have the attention span to keep focus for that long, theres always another social justice war to be waged right around the corner.
Also, sidebar, the AP situation is just white america trying to tell black america how their culture "should" be. Sorry, but thats the truth.