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NFL Commissioner Says Ray Rice Could Return to NFL One Day

NFL Commissioner Says Ray Rice Could Return to NFL One Day

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave an interview of CBS This Morning on Wednesday (September 10) and is fully opening up about the situation surrounding Ray Rice and his domestic violence-related suspension.

“I don’t rule that out, but we would have to be fully confident that he is addressing this issue. Clearly, he has paid a price for the actions that he has already taken,” Roger said about the potential for a Ray Rice return.

“I haven’t thought about that because right now, I think the focus is he’s got a lot of work to do, the family has a lot of work to do,” Roger said. “We’re going to obviously provide whatever resources we can to help them work through that. At the same time, we’re going to continue to try to implement our policies and our, our revised education and training so that we can get to people and help people and their families make the wiser decision – and know they have resources available.”

He also addressed the fact that they had asked to see the video of Ray beating up his wife Janay. “On multiple occasions, we asked for it. And on multiple occasions we were told no. I understand that there may be legal restrictions on them sharing that with us. And we’ve heard that from attorneys general and former attorneys general.”

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  • Diedre

    As if there was any doubt about this. Athletes can act any way they want and it won’t affect their career.
    Do drugs? No problem. Beat the sh!t out of your wife? Just take a little break. Shoot somebody because you’re actually just a worthless thug who happens to be able to play a sport? We got your back.
    The sports world needs to be revamped from the ground up. No more enabling sh!tty behavior, no more exorbitant salaries, no more paying the player when they don’t play. There should be a ‘love of the game’ understanding.
    99% of the uneducated, entitled pieces of sh!t who currently populate professional sports wouldn’t participate if these changes were made.
    It’s time to stop rewarding criminals.

  • sillyme

    Yeah, I don’t think this should ban the guy for life. Everybody deserves a second chance. What Chris Brown did to Rhianna was certainly worse. I say let Rice complete whatever program he’s in and, if he stays clean, then he should be allowed to play again. I mean, it’s not like the NFL is a bunch of saints.

  • IAWT

    @sillyme: I agree with you as long as he is getting the help that he needs. If his wife is willing to go to counseling to work out their problems and give him a second chance, why cant the NFL do the same.

  • amanda

    He could…but what franchise is going to take that massive PR hit. The average shelf life for a running back is 4-5 years and there’s always new blood coming into the league. He’s done and good riddance.

  • Taylor

    @Diedre…they can only do that stuff if it’s not caught on tape. Once there’s physical evidence people will react the way they did with this. The only reason there was this huge outcry for his head was because we all were able to see exactly what he did. Without that evidence, people will always give an athlete the benefit of the doubt as sick as that is.

    P.S. Weed is decriminalized is nearly half the states in this country. Don’t lump them in with wife beaters even if you think drugs are bad. It’s not even remotely close to the same thing.

  • forrest gump

    agree………..some day.

  • sky

    No one is asking this question, so I am throwing it out there. The NFL is Ray’s employer why do they have to fix this situation. Since when is your employer responsible or govern their employees behavior when it comes to such a personal situation.

  • Elle

    Not surprised since the NFL really loves the way they treat women. Look at all the raunchy ads featuring barely clothed women and Beyonce bending over and bending at the half time show. Nothing new with the NFL…just business as usual.

  • offtheproperty

    All you hypocrites in the NFL offices, the lame-stream media, the whiney sports media, and the politically correct, self-important, self-serving busy-bodies who apparently fully comprise this country anymore are not going to cleanse yourselves of your own guilt and complicity by sacrificing the career one erstwhile desperate and impoverished young black man.
    You’re all vastly more culpable than Ray Rice.
    Vengeance is God’s.

  • Jackie

    @offtheproperty….you are off your rocker if you think Ray Rice is impoverished.

  • offtheproperty

    @Jackie: He will be very soon if they take his career away from him. Are you stupid?

  • offtheproperty

    I like Ray Rice because he has a black wife — who is quite a nice looking girl in her own unique way and has a lot of spirit, too. And I totally agree with her when she’s asking “What don’t you people get?”
    Who the hell do you all think you all exercising literally MOB RULE by demanding that a successful young man have his entire career — his life — taken away from him for a mistake he made within his own family?
    They were role playing. It was a rough kind of foreplay. It’s not unusual among black men and women. You people are the racists.
    She was completely drunk and clearly NOT unconscious, because you can see her adjusting her legs more comfortably while he’s dragging her out of the elevator. You think it looks bad? Well who the hell asked you?
    You’ve heard of MOB RULE, right?
    Well this is what it looks like — YOU.