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Senators Demand NFL Isssue New Punishment to Ray Rice

Three Democrat senators sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell protesting the two-game suspension meted out to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. "We were dismayed to learn of the National Football League's plainly inadequate...Show More Summary

NFL boss Roger Goodell stands by his two-game suspension of Ray Rice

There seems to be a general consensus that the NFL did not come down hard enough on Ray Rice when it suspended the Baltimore Ravens running back two games for allegedly hitting his now-wife Janay Palmer.

For Discussion: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Doubles Down On His Decision To Only Suspend Wife-Beater Ray Rice For 2 Games

This oughta be good… Roger Goodell Explains His Decision To Only Suspend Ray Rice For 2 Games Via ABCNews Roger Goodell defended the NFL’s two-game suspension of Ray Rice, saying that domestic violence is “not acceptable” but emphasizing that

Ray Rice's two-game ban defended by NFL commish Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell insisted that domestic violence is "not acceptable" to the NFL, but he still strongly defended his seemingly light punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for allegedly hitting his wife.

Goodell on suspensions for Dolphins harassers: It’s a broad issue

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to reporters in Canton, Ohio on Friday and much of the focus was on the league’s much-criticized two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice. Goodell answered questions on other topics, however. The fallout from the Dolphins’ 2013 harassment of tackle Jonathan Martin and others was one such topic. Goodell

Roger Goodell Comments on Ray Rice's Suspension

One day after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice addressed the media regarding his controversial suspension, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did the same. Media members surrounded Goodell in Canton, Ohio, where the NFL Hall of Fame induction and Hall of Fame Game will take place in the coming days. Show More Summary

Roger Goodell: Ray Rice's punishment consistent with NFL discipline

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell finally spoke out on the Ray Rice suspension. Nothing he said was surprising.

Roger Goodell stands by Ray Rice’s two-game suspension, calling it ‘consistent’

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public for the first time after doling out a two-game suspension to Ray Rice in connection with domestic abuse charges. The punishment was widely criticized, inspiring petitions and even a couple letters penned by the U.S. Senate. The majority consensus is that Rice’s punishment should’ve Rice allegedly knocked his […]

Roger Goodell discusses Ray Rice suspension

The commissioner also discussed the Wells Report and the Bills sale at Hall of Fame weekend in Canton. Roger Goodell addressed the media on Friday as part of the Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend, and he gave more insight into the different...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell defends Ray Rice punishment

NFL commission Roger Goodell talked to a few reporters Friday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his first chance to address the furor over the Ray Rice suspension. And he said little to pacify those who thought it might be too light. “Our policy is clear,” Goodell said. “We have a very firm policy…

100,000 People Ask Roger Goodell To Change NFL Policy After ‘Meager’ Ray Rice Punishment

Organizers will deliver 116,863 signatures to the NFL today, calling on the league to change domestic violence policies “so that violent offenders like Ray Rice receive suspensions that reflect the severity of the crime.” The post 100,000 People Ask Roger Goodell To Change NFL Policy After ‘Meager’ Ray Rice Punishment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Five questions for Roger Goodell

Now that Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has answered questions from reporters, there are ones that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell still needs to answer. Goodell is scheduled to meet with reporters this weekend in Canton, Ohio,...Show More Summary

Report: Josh Brent seeks reinstatement, will meet Goodell

Former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is reportedly attempting to resume his NFL career. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to meet with Brent by the conclusion of next week, Brent’s agent, Peter Schaffer, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter in a story published Wednesday. The 26-year-old Brent served a 180-day prison sentence earlier this year after…

Commissioner will meet the media this weekend in Canton

Much has been made about the apparent unwillingness of Commissioner Roger Goodell to answer questions about the controversial decision to suspend Ravens running back Ray Rice only two games for knocking out his then-fiancée (now wife) in an elevator in February.  Earlier this week, the league office dispatched Adolpho Birch to answer questions, and the…

Roger Goodell and the NFL Need a PR Win, Especially with Female Fans

Roger Goodell needs a win. Perhaps the commissioner of the most powerful sports monopoly this side of the Atlantic can stand outside his Park Avenue, Manhattan office for a few hours and help little old ladies cross the street. ComeShow More Summary

Why the NFL Needed to Suspend Ray Rice Longer

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended two games by Roger Goodell and the NFL after Rice and his then-fiancee, now wife, Janay Palmer, got into an altercation that ended with Rice punching her and rendering her unconscious. Show More Summary

Keith Olbermann is furious over NFL's handling of Ray Rice case

More details have come out of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's meeting with Ray and Janay Rice, and Keith Olbermann is furious.

Keith Olbermann cites a 'profound ethical breach' by Roger Goodell in Ray Rice suspension

Keith Olbermann isn't done discussing the NFL's lack of punishment. Keith Olbermann of ESPN has been at the forefront of taking the NFL to task for its gross mishandling of Ray Rice's suspension for domestic violence, and Olbermann isn't...Show More Summary

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