A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week.
There are still lots of questions swirling around the Ray Rice knockout video, and the NFL’s reaction to it. Did they know about it and just fail to get it? Did they watch it and fail to react?
The NFL can’t be happy that its most controversial franchise is playing its primetime game to kick off Week 2. But that’s exactly what’s happening as the Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night (8:25 ET, CBS).
As far as how the Lions would deal with a player who committed an act of domestic violence, Caldwell implied the player would be released.
Now he’s suffering another indignity.
If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”
Here is how players, sports pros and regular folks reacted to Ray Rice’s suspension on Twitter.
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.
Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.
It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension