The video speaks for itself — a quarterback slammed to the ground gets up, clearly rattled and ailing, barely able to stand. His knees give out, his head briefly lolling to the side, as a teammate supports him on the field.
In a bizarre twist, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was mingling with observers after he got to the scene in the immediate aftermath.
“My expectation, gun to my head …” was that Goodell would be arrogant and secretive, Valenti said, adding “This is the darkest two weeks in league history.”
Despite its controversial genesis of Michigan taking over Belle Isle as a state park amid Detroit’s bankruptcy last year, the end result has been positive.
Ray Rice Cut After Knockout Video Surfaces; Mike Valenti Says Goodell Has Ruined His Credibility, Should Be Fired
The footage, gathered somehow by TMZ, shows Rice’s then-fiancee, now wife, cracking her head against the wall of an elevator as she falls, passed out cold, after he sucker punched her in the face.
Lawrence DeLisle Grants First In-Depth Interview Since Driving Kids Into The Detroit River; Blames Car
He says, for the first time, he didn’t intentionally kill his children. It was the fault of the car, he says, laying out an elaborate description of the things that he said went wrong with his elderly station wagon that night.
Some NASCAR Watchers Believe Tony Stewart Acted Intentionally, Legal Expert Says Whether He Hit Gas Is Key
“My gut reaction was he didn’t mean to kill him, but he meant to hit him,” Wooley said, adding the unedited footage shows the sound of Stewart’s car revving up as it nears Wade.
The 25th anniversary of that tragic day — and DeLisle’s own words for the first time — are the focus of a special report today on WWJ 950 and CBS Detroit, along with stories from the eyewitness, police, the judge, investigators and attorneys.
‘Nosey’ Neighbor Who Witnessed DeLisle Crash Can’t Forget The Sight Of Little Boy’s Knees, Limp, In The Arms Of A Diver
“I remember how cute little boy’s knees are and I saw his legs hanging there, just limp,” Lake said.
Five members of the jury said they were aware DeLisle had confessed even though the confession had been tossed out before trial, Mitzelfeld said.