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    Ray and Janay Rice Number Three

Ray and Janay Rice Number Three

I’m sure that Roger Goodell will deny that he has viewed it, but a third video has been released pertaining to the incident in the casino elevator in Atlantic City when former Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice punched his then fiancé. I am no psychologist, but the video displayed curious behavior. While the first two displayed violent actions and the immediate aftermath, the third encourages more questions. After the

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    Roger Goodell is the Problem

Roger Goodell is the Problem

Wednesday NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell presented a new personal conduct policy. There is a serious problem with the new rules, and that problem remains Roger Goodell. The new rules include the NFL having its own investigators to make decisions regarding fines and suspensions. Goodell will appoint a special counsel who will execute punishment. The players called for an independent arbitrator to hear appeals, but dictator Goodell insisted on keeping that

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    Domestic Violence is Serious: Tell your Legislators

Domestic Violence is Serious: Tell your Legislators

Although domestic violence has made the headlines recently, it remains low in the priorities of authorities. When Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice knocked out his then fiancé Janay in an elevator, the media exposed a dirty little secret which had been concealed by the NFL for years. When Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson was convicted of beating his four-year-old son with a switch, the outrage grew. When your

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    Roger Goodell must Resign

Roger Goodell must Resign

Today, the day after Thanksgiving, the truth is confirmed. A judge overturned the punishment handed down to former Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice. Her decree claimed that Rice had never deceived the NFL about what happened in that elevator in Atlantic City. Commissioner Roger Goodell knew the truth from day one when he handed down a two-game suspension which he later upgraded to a lifetime suspension after the second

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    Adrian Peterson or Roger Goodell the Greater Villain?

Adrian Peterson or Roger Goodell the Greater Villain?

It was announced today that Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson is suspended from the NFL without pay until April of 2015. This article is not only to analyze the punishment or assess if it is fair or not; this is more about the NFL’s lack of sincere effort to address domestic violence issues within the league. Is Adrian Peterson or Roger Goodell the greater villain? When the issue of

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    Domestic Violence Issue Disappearing from Media Focus

Domestic Violence Issue Disappearing from Media Focus

On the 6th of this month Ray Rice had his hearing about the incident of domestic violence which left his then fiancé Janay unconscious in a New Jersey casino’s elevator. Present, and forced to testify, was NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell. The hearing was closed and we do not know what was said. Rice was petitioning reinstatement as a professional football player. The NFL appears to be attempting to make it

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    Marijuana and the NFL

Marijuana and the NFL

The game itself has become greater than anyone could have predicted 50 years ago. It has hundreds of millions of fans, including those in other countries. More money is generated by professional football than any other sport. However, many of the league’s policies are antiquated, including the subject of marijuana and the NFL. There is an unofficial estimate that although marijuana is banned by the league, 50 percent of players

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    NFL has History of Covering Up Domestic Violence

NFL has History of Covering Up Domestic Violence

Commentary by James Turnage   I am a huge fan of the NFL. I live or die when my favorite team wins or loses; (and I won’t name that team). But make no mistake about it; the NFL is a corporation. Money is the machine which runs the league, and the games are secondary to profit motive. The most recent scandal infecting the NFL began with an attack on a

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    Goodell has the Full Support of NFL Owners

Goodell has the Full Support of NFL Owners

The fall meeting between team owners and league officials produced no surprises. It was announced that Goodell has the full support of NFL owners. Commissioner Roger Goodell has the full support of those who pay his salary, while his moral character continues to be questioned by fans and women’s groups. “You don’t can somebody for making one bad decision,” Houston Texans owner Bob McNair told a USA Today reporter. Let’s

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    The NFL: Now Famous for Lying

The NFL: Now Famous for Lying

I am positive that we will never hear the truth about the Ray Rice incident from Roger Goodell or Steve Bisciotti. They’ll stick to their falsehoods forever. The issue of the second tape from the elevator lacks the importance it has received. When the first one was viewed, and an unconscious woman was being dragged through the door, what did the Commissioner and Ravens’ owner think happened? There is a

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