Comparing it to Pete Rozelle’s decision to play games the Sunday after the John F. Kennedy assassination, ESPN’s Adam Schefter called the Ray Rice situation “arguably the biggest black eye the league has ever had.”
A visibly angered Schefter spent four minutes on a Monday SportsCenter railing against Roger Goodell, the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens for both the minuscule two-game suspension handed to Rice and the support Rice received after receiving that suspension. This discussion came hours after TMZ released elevator video of Rice striking his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino.
Schefter began by discussing the “differing accounts” of whether the NFL saw the elevator video before issuing the suspension. “If the NFL had seen that video and suspended Ray Rice two games, it’s an embarrassment of the highest proportion,” Schefter said.
He continued, getting angrier while describing how the…
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