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ESPN exposes the Ravens and NFL's whitewash of the Ray Rice incident

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  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    For those who have the time (it's a long article), ESPN's "Outside the Lines" uncovers the serious whitewashing that the Ravens and NFL office undertook to minimize the damage from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.

    To put it simply, they knew the truth of what happened in the elevator even without seeing the tape..... a casino security worker described exactly what was on the tape to the Ravens. The brutality of the attack was known from the very beginning.

    Rice case: purposeful misdirection by team, scant investigation by NFL
     
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  2. Blue Bolt

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    And PFT chimes in...

    Report: Ravens made a mess of this from beginning to end
    Posted by Darin Gantt on September 19, 2014, 6:19 PM EDT


    There’s no wonder the Ravens were calling an emergency meeting this afternoon.

    An investigation by ESPN has uncovered a load of damning facts about the Ray Rice case, which display a level of missteps unimagined.

    Perhaps the most shocking revelation in the 7,000-word-plus story by Don Van Natta Jr. and Kevin Van Valkenburg is that the Ravens knew nearly immediately that Ray Rice had punched his wife in the face in the elevator.

    According to the report, Ravens director of security Darren Sanders talked to an Atlantic City police officer within hours of the incident. That officer “described in detail to Sanders what he was seeing.”

    The litany of mistakes that followed is amazing, but perhaps as incredible as any are the texts Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti sent to Rice moments after he was released (the day the video was made public by TMZ).

    “Hey Ray, just want to let you know, we loved you as a player, it was great having you here. Hopefully all these things are going to die down. I wish the best for you and Janay,” the first text read.

    “When you’re done with football, I’d like you to know you have a job waiting for you with the Ravens helping young guys getting acclimated to the league,” said the second.

    Those two actions, at the beginning and end of the process, give an indication of how deeply flawed this process has been.

    Again, this story is more than 7,000 words long. There’s plenty to digest. There will be more.
     
  3. boltssbbound

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    I knew the details soon after the story came out, and I'm not with the NFL. I don't know how the NFL could claim to not have known that Rice punched his wife in the face.

    The other villain in this whole fiasco is the NFLPA. These guys defend guys like Ray Rice to no end and work hard to minimize the punishment players face for off the field behavior. It's up to some of the good guys in the league, and there are plenty, to change the culture of the NFLPA to one that does not support players who commit violent felonies off the field.
     
  4. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    It makes it seem like the law is made for three types of people:

    The Rich

    The Poor

    Professional Atheletes
     
  5. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    The NFL knew the complete ramifications of the Rice incident and just tried to slide it by. Only the team owners are insulated from wrongdoings of the League office since Roger is the HMFIC.

    If all this BS surprises you look at a rock and tell us what you see. They have their own legal department with former FBI agent investigating team in their employ. Someone above an unknown switchboard operator knew of all the evidence that was presented to the League office and full court transcripts for their own documentation purposes.
     
  6. Lance19

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    No doubt the poor are going to be as surprised to learn this as I was! Lucky bastards!
     
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