Richard Craig Smith will look at how the NFL and the Ravens handled issues of due process and discipline, as well as look at the conduct of the league office and the team.
Deep in the 11th hour, there has never been a better moment for MLB to defuse a problem that has been tick-tick-ticking for years: America’s pastime takes too much time.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.
By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history.
“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.