"You need prison time for DV"????? Do you realize how many men get carted off to jail with domestic violence charges against them just because the police arrived to a scene? A LOT. It is called "Mandatory Arrest" and is a LAW. We are not talking physical altercations here; we're talking just because they came out they will take someone to jail to "diffuse the situation" and the charge is always "domestic violence".
Of course arrests have their place when there is actual validated or proven violence but what the mandatory arrest law has done is removed the ability for many officers to make a judgement call based on what they see upon arrival and they find it easier to just make the arrest because there is no thinking required because the guidance within the laws are kind of cut and dry. They are designed to protect the abused and rightfully so they should but there are many other implications that were not considered when the mandatory aspect came in to play. As far as Zeke's case goes there sure seems to be a lot of gray area and he said she said type stuff. The timing and extent of the duration from incident to now sure is suspect as well - it should never take this long for something like this. Also, I do see where the NFL should have its own set of laws when the civilian sector has not charged the player and applaud them for taking action when needed - see Ray Rice punches wife video below for why it should apply in cases where violence is validated.
I have seen countless cases of this and unfortunately it has become a new norm in policing arguments among couples to "protect the woman" in such a way. What is not realized is that a lot of times it is just an argument, that every relationship has, and they've now removed the man with charges that now puts his employment at risk and the couple now incurs legal costs among other things all because someone, even neighbors, called the police. I know a guy that got arrested because two little kids playing outside got "scared" because two adults were arguing and the police arrested the man upon arrival to the residence. Needless to say both adults defended the situation stating they were having an argument and that is all; the police still arrested the man.