Roger Goodell

Sports and Race (Part 2)

Jun 10, 2020
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National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has now apologized for how it handled the player's protest over police abuse against African Americans. Mike Lurie is an east coast sports writer and a commentator of Delmarva Public Radio. He reflects on the issue of race and the world of sports. (Part 2)

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National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell offered an apology in how it has handled the protests of its players over racism and police abuse in the wake of the nationwide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with east coast sports writer and commentator Mike Lurie about the turnabout. (Part 1)


NEW YORK (AP) - A former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated the incident more thoroughly before it initially punished the player.

Robert Mueller released the report Thursday, saying that the NFL had substantial information about the case and could have obtained more.

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NEW YORK (AP) - A hearing for former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension has concluded after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.

Rice and his wife Janay Rice left the hearing separately on Thursday about three hours apart, after each testified at the New York office of a neutral arbiter. The arbitration hearing will determine whether the NFL overstepped its authority in modifying a two-game suspension of Rice, making it indefinite after video of the running back hitting his wife was released by TMZ.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is being asked to testify in the appeal by Ray Rice of the former Ravens football player's indefinite suspension from the NFL for domestic violence.

The Associated Press reports that is according to a person familiar with the case.

The arbiter in the case former, U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, told both parties of her decision yesterday.

Since this is not a criminal case it is not certain if Goodell will comply with the request.

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NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will grant Mueller access to all NFL records, the statement said.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice.

The team made the move just hours after the release of a video that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiancee in February.

The NFL suspended Rice for two games in July for domestic violence. The league drew criticism that it wasn't tough enough. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday that, based on the new video evidence, Rice has been suspended indefinitely.

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A new video has surfaced in the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.

TMZ has just posted a video of the punch that occurred just before the Raven’s football player was seen dragging his fiancé Janay Palmer out of an elevator at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City.

The video shows that Rice hit Palmer and she responded by striking back.

Then, Rice punches her knocking Palmer to the floor.  She hits her head on the hand rail rendering her unconscious.