Roger Goodell’s denial in seeing the Ray Rice domestic assault video before TMZ leaked it for public viewing is being sharply challenged by a law enforcement official of the Atlantic City police.
The assumed officer spoke to the Associated Press on a condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation, but insists that he personally sent the NFL the video of Rice knocking out his then-fiancee, Janay five months ago (which was two months after the incident took place). He also included his contact information with the DVD but asked the AP not to release the name of the NFL executive who received for fear that the information would identify himself as the source.
Goodell and the rest of the league’s officials openly denied watching the Ray Rice video earlier this week although they said they repeatedly stated that it was requested. As a result, Rice was only suspended two games for this season since all the facts weren’t confirmed at the time. After the tape shook up the Internet on Monday, the Baltimore Ravens terminated his contract and Goodell suspended him indefinitely.
The law officer official clamed not to have any knowledge whether league officials watched the tape but upon confirmation, it is hard to believe it was used as a table coaster. Going off these assumptions, several organizations have been actively campaigning for Goodell to resign as NFL commissioner. The eight-year executive doesn’t expect to be outed from his position by the 32 NFL teams due to the high-profile incident.