“Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” he said. “That starts with me.”
A published report Friday claimed that Baltimore Ravens team executives knew about the details of the domestic violence incident Ray Rice and his now-wife Janay Rice not long after it happened.
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The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
Christie, who worked with the commissioner during the lead-up to the Super Bowl, said Goodell should not be judged solely on his error in the Ray Rice case.
“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.”
Through the NFL’s scandals, Goodell remains incommunicado, waiting for the perfect storm he could have never imagined blows over before getting back to earning his $44 million a year.
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.
When asked whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign over the way his office handled the incident, the Democrat sidestepped the question.
A week ago, it seemed the world was angry at Roger Goodell because he had botched the Ray Rice decision. That was just the tip of the iceberg.
The Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
Ray Rice is set to challenge a league in crisis-mode on his ban stemming from a February domestic incident, according to multiple reports.
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.”
Domestic violence, child abuse, health issues and a potential cover-up. There is enough to damage the NFL. What we’ll find out is exactly how much it can withstand.
The banner, which says “@UltraViolet #GoodellMustGo,” also flew over NFL games in Cleveland and San Francisco on Sunday and the group plans to fly it over the Eagles-Colts game in Indianapolis on Monday.