Months have gone by since we all saw former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his unconscious then-fiancee out of a Casino elevator, and all the NFL had to do to see the full video of what happened prior to that amounted to one very simple task.
Something the league never did, according to TMZ, and if the paltry two-game suspension leveled at Rice in July wasn’t enough, the stench of cover up has reached a critical level for Roger Goodell and the powers that be in the NFL.
TMZ claims that league officials never contacted the Revel Casino to request for any additional video footage of the incident. The casino “would have gladly complied” had they been asked. The site is also saying the casino gave a copy of the elevator footage to police, Rice’s lawyer and TMZ. A fourth copy would’ve been handed over to the NFL had they just asked.
The league, who is insisting that they did ask law enforcement for the footage, but only saw it for the first time Monday, could very well be telling the truth about not seeing the video, which would mean they really did not want to see that footage and hoped the situation would just go away as quickly as possible. Bad move.
Somebody’s got some ‘splaining to do.