Within the U.S. Military, the Green Beret has been called a "badge of courage".  On the members of the Army Special Forces can wear this symbol of excellence.  Mike Fairfax is among the elite who have donned the Green Beret - and he didn't stop being one of America's best even after he nearly lost his life.

The sports world was stunned by the infamous Ray Rice elevator incident - where he punched out his fiancee and dragged her body from the scene.  Sadly, this isn't the only incident of domestic abuse amongst the NFL.  

Dorothy Newton's husband, Nate, was a three-time Super Bowl Champion and a six-time Pro-Bowler.  But at home, and behind closed doors, Nate beat his wife for fourteen years.

Dorothy shares more in her book, "Silent Cry".