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.
“So this is yet another call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds.”
Ravens fans male and female, young and old, arrived for Thursday night’s game against the Steelers debating the events that have affected their team over the last few days.
For just the second time in the past 11 regular-season games between Pittsburgh and Baltimore, the outcome was decided by more than a field goal, as the Ravens crushed the Steelers 26-6 last night at home.
The owners of the Giants and Steelers, both close confidants of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, said they would not be conducting or directing the investigation.
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said Thursday night that he does not believe NFL Chairman Roger Goodell could possibly have seen the video months ago.
“If these allegations are true, Roger Goodell is part of the problem, and he is incapable of achieving a real solution,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said on Wednesday.
“The NFL, right now, I think they’re out of control. We have gotten multiple conflicting statements from various people we’ve been talking with inside there, where it sounds like they don’t know what’s what.”
While some professional athletes have come out in support of Ray Rice, only to do an about-face in the face of public outcry, the Giants’ Mark Herzlich is no such flip-flopper. He doesn’t want Rice anywhere near the team he plays for.
Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.
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.”