by Rodney Lee Conover
Headlines: Punching Out a Woman is Bad! NFL commissioner Roger Goodell let the cat out of the bag at a press conference Friday and wants you to know this kind of thing is going to stop! Beating women and children will not be tolerated in his NFL!..
Wow – thanks, NFL – I was unaware that attacking women and children physically was such a big deal, but now that the Commish has stepped up to the plate and announced he’s creating panels, new policies, hiring a law firm to investigate and *GASP – actually talking to WOMEN about it, this must be an important issue.
After all, when Ray Rice emerged from a casino elevator with his fiancee on the ground, unconscious; I – much like the Commish – assumed she just fainted from being overwhelmed at the opportunity to marry such a sweetheart of a guy! It never occurred to me, or Roger Goodell apparently, that Ray knocked her out with a left hook.
The NFL, through it’s turd of a commissioner are a bunch of greedy liars who once again have shown they will do or say anything to keep their $billions and non-profit status alive – including blatant lies, smearing and blaming the victim – in this case, Janay (Palmer) Rice – Ray’s new wife.
Go ahead – make excuses, ask hypothetical’s, question her motives, say ‘it’s a black thang’, bring up her statements and even the fact that she went through with the marriage – but when you do, know that you are a scumbag. Just like the NFL and The Commish.
Imagine if this piece of crap hit your daughter, your sister, your wife? But hey – as long as it’s Ray Rice’s property, the NFL issues a two-day suspension and then circles the wagons with deception, cover-ups and outright public lies. Forget football – this guy should be in jail awaiting a court date. Ray Rice shouldn’t be allowed to walk around in society, much less get paid millions to be on television playing a game.
In February, Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice knocks his fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City casino, where security cameras are everywhere – including the elevator they’re in. ESPN reports that Baltimore Ravens director of security Darren Sanders received a complete account of Rice punching her out, within hours of the incident by an Atlantic City police officer – who was viewing the surveillance footage.
Ray and his (now wife) Janay Palmer were both arrested, charged and released on simple assault charges.
TMZ releases video showing Rice dragging her out of the elevator, still unconscious. The NFL gives him a two-game suspension.. in July.
Rice’s attorney described it as “a minor physical altercation.” WTF? Now I know it’s his job to defend his client, but is it his job to say that? A professional football player gives his fiancee a beat-down in an elevator, then drags her limp body out and across the casino floor?
I’d hate to see what “a major physical altercation” looks like. This is why people hate lawyers.
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