WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that for now the NFL’s investigation into its handling of the domestic violence case involving running back Ray Rice is an appropriate response.
When asked whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign over the way his office handled the incident, the California Democrat sidestepped the question. But she didn’t rule out that Congress would reconsider the NFL’S anti-trust exemption, which allows teams to negotiate radio and television broadcast rights together.
“It’s important to see what the investigation will yield as to who knew what, and when,” Pelosi said Wednesday, according to TheHill.com. “Let’s see what it is.”
Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol that the outcome of the investigation “will be self-evident to the NFL.” Pelosi also said the San Francisco 49ers, her hometown team, should not have let defensive end Ray McDonald play last weekend. McDonald was arrested last month on suspicion of domestic violence.
“We have to recognize that sports figures are in a special place in our country, and young people look up to them as heroes,” she said. “So everyone has to take a responsibility for their role in (preventing domestic violence).”
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