Many current and former NFL players are unhappy with Goodell and the league, and they have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
The NFL Commissioner was either willfully ignorant of the Ray Rice elevator tape or just plain incompetent, and neither bodes well for his future.
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The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: “You’re right. It’s terrible.”
“Oh, God no,” Irvin told Joe & Evan when asked if he believes that Goodell is lying about having never seen the second video. “God no. God no, I don’t think he’s lying.”
The Commissioner told Norah O’Donnell that “no one in the NFL, to my knowledge” had seen a new video of what happened between Ray Rice and his now-wife until it was posted online.
Justice found Ray Rice Monday. The hypocrisy of professional sports will eventually save him, for nobody is ever gone for long in the play-for-pay game.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke out for the first time Tuesday about the growing outrage over the Ray Rice scandal.
There are conflicted feelings in New Rochelle after Ray Rice, a local hero, has fallen from grace.
The higher-quality video shown to the AP shows Rice made no attempt to cover up the domestic violence incident that eventually caused his release from the Ravens on Monday.
Now that we know exactly what happened between Ray Rice and Janay Palmer, the question has to be asked: how could the NFL have been oblivious to a key piece of evidence?
Many believed it was a matter of when — not if — someone would leak additional footage of the Ray Rice elevator incident. They were right. And now it has cost the star running back his job.
Here is how players, sports pros and regular folks reacted to Ray Rice’s suspension on Twitter.
NFL Players Association executives told The Associated Press on Friday that the league’s proposal to increase penalties for DUI offenses includes a provision to suspend or discipline a player before the completion of his legal due process.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players. The fine levied Tuesday is the maximum allowed under league rules.