Monday, September 08, 2014

The NFL is so full of shit

So TMZ Sports (what a great idea) posted the in-elevator footage of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious.  Not pleasant to look at.  Ordinarily here's where I go to the videotape, but I'll let this one ride.

What bugs me is this:  They already knew he knocked her out in the elevator.  He was booked on an assault charge by the police, which he later plea-bargained to avoid jail time.  He was punished a laughably insufficient amount by the NFL, but he was punished.  And that, presumably was that.

Then out comes the video.   Which everybody says they hadn't seen until now.  Which I find astonishing, since everybody knew there was a camera in the elevator and an organization as powerful as the NFL can't get its hands on it?  But TMZ can?

And then everybody's like OMG!  He hit her!  Like, as noted above, this is news?

Just for the record, I would have been fine with the NFL throwing the book at Ray Rice the first time around.  But to do it now smacks of cowardice.  They're not trying to do the right thing -- they're just covering their asses.



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