As much as one may feel tempted to slag on the karmic schadenfreude at former Ravens’ back Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL, there are no words here. Everyone involved in this has got a lot of explaining to do, not only to the public but also to the legal system as well.
He won’t be eligible to resume his playing career a week from now either. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello announced on Twitter that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended the veteran running back indefinitely.
“Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice,” Aiello wrote.
It’s the least you’d expect from the league based on the video released on TMZ on Monday that shows Rice knocking his then-fiance (and current wife) out with a left hand to the face. It left the league looking clueless, at best, about the nature of Rice’s crime, something they admitted when they announced they had never viewed the video from inside the elevator before deciding that Rice’s conduct warranted a two-game suspension.
The league deserves…
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