Roger Goodell on Ray Rice in a letter to all 32 team owners:
“My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our value. I didn’t get it right”
To right a wrong, the NFL is implementing a new domestic violence penalty:
1st offense: 6 game suspension
2nd offense: life time ban.
6 game hard ban on all domestic violence cases? Banned for life on all second offenses? Seems like you are setting yourself up to fail yet again. The Ray Rice case was as clear cut as it gets. She was cold clocked on camera. Not all cases will be caught on camera.
What if next time it’s a crazy coked out girlfriend spitting lies, and there is no tape to review? You just created quite the slippery slope for yourself, Roger.
Hey Ray Rice:
Keep smiling. You are this week’s luckiest man alive.