Ray Rice Told NFL Commissioner About Vicious Punch In June
Video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiance Janay Palmer unconscious in the elevator of an Atlantic City hotel surfaced this week, but according to reports, Ray Rice admitted to the NFL commissioner–Roger Goodell–in June that he punched now-wife in the face, contradicting Goodell’s claim that he didn’t know the extent of the altercation until footage was released to the public.
“Ray didn’t lie to the commissioner,” a source revealed on “Outside the Lines.” “He told the full truth to Goodell—he made it clear he had hit her, and he told Goodell he was sorry and that it wouldn’t happen again.”
Rice was originally suspended for two games after the initial video showed him dragging Janay from the elevator, but not the actual blow that knocked her out. Once the detailed visuals were leaked, Goodell did some damage control by suspending the former Raven’s running back from the NFL indefinitely.
Clearly the video didn’t matter until the public saw it.
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