Mueller report clears NFL in Ray Rice case

Former FBI director Robert Mueller on Thursday released his report on the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case. The report released found no evidence anyone in the league office received or viewed a video of Rice punching out his fiancée in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The full 96 page report was posted online Thursday, making several recommendations for the league. The findings weaknesses inherent in the League’s longstanding practice of deferring to the criminal justice system with respect to the investigation of facts and the imposition of discipline under the Personal Conduct Policy.”

The red flag that led to the NFL selecting Mueller in September to lead an investigation was a law enforcement official telling the Associated Press that he sent a copy of the video to the NFL’s head of security months before the video was published on TMZ. The official also claimed that he had a voicemail from a female employee confirming receiving the tape. NFL officials including Commissioner Roger Goodell continually denied having watched the video before it was released on September 8 and denied that he heard any rumor of the NFL received the video prior to its release. Read More…

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