By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history.
A former teammate of Rice’s, Lewis addressed the report suggesting that the Ravens knew more about Rice’s alleged assault of his then-fiance than they have led on in previous weeks.
“Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” he said. “That starts with me.”
The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
“Nobody’s perfect,” Vick said. “Nobody can make the correct decisions right then and there on the spot when faced with all forms of adversity.”
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.
Another major sponsor is speaking out on the NFL’s handling of domestic-violence cases, with PepsiCo Inc.’s CEO Indra Nooyi saying she is “deeply disturbed.”
The news just keeps getting worse for the NFL. On Wednesday the reeling league was hit with another scandal when the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer was reportedly arrested for an attack on a woman.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith told CBS News Tuesday that the union is required by obligation to defend Ray Rice as he challenges his suspension stemming from a February domestic incident.
Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.”
Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning, Gillibrand called the league’s handling of the case “awful” and “outrageous.”
Ray Rice was spotted at a football game at his former high school in New York Saturday afternoon.
During the rally students could be seen carrying a mattress around to make a point. Demonstrators said people need to wake up.
In Ray Rice’s hometown of New Rochelle in Westchester County, controversy has erupted over whether the local high school did the right thing by taking down Rice’s Baltimore Ravens jersey.
There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling. Roger Goodell probably knows that there can’t be a positive outcome to the Ray Rice video scenario, and that’s a shame.