The NFL’s Epic Breach of Trust

Just goes to show that money really is all that matters in sports leagues such as the NFL. They’re downplaying a heinous crime and even got the victim to apologize for being beaten. No matter what transpired prior to him hitting her, no one deserves to be a victim of domestic violence. Disgusting methods, NFL, completely disgusting.

TIME

The NFL is drowning in disgrace. The league has faced heavy criticism on anynumber of issues over the past few years, but the bungling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, by both commissioner Roger Goodell and the Baltimore Ravens, is a new NFL low. Right now the actual games, given all these off-field antics, seem pretty beside the point.

Sure, the Ravens cut Rice, and Goodell suspended him indefinitely. But only when they had no other choice. After a new video surfaced Monday on TMZ.com — showing Rice clocking his then-fiancee out cold in an Atlantic City elevator — there was no conceivable circumstance in which Rice could take the field after his laughable two-game suspension was up. It’s hard enough to expunge Rice’s punch from your mind. His return would serve as an awful reminder, every time he touched the ball, of his now very public crime.

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