Here's An Odd Legal Journal Letter About The NFL And The Ray Rice Tapes

A couple of tipsters have pointed us to an anonymous question printed in the October issue of the New York State Bar Association Journal. Take it with a grain of salt, but correspondent "Tim Troubled" says his firm dealt with a pro sports league that sounds a lot like the NFL, and a pro athlete who sounds a lot like… » 10/29/14 6:32pm 10/29/14 6:32pm

Can the NFL Change Domestic Abusers? A Conversation with Beth Richie

Beth Richie is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago with an extensive body of work in criminology, feminism, violence against women, the carceral state and the sociology of race and ethnicity. She's the current director of the Institute of Research on Race and Public Policy, and was recently named as… » 10/21/14 3:12pm 10/21/14 3:12pm

Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 1:58pm 10/20/14 1:58pm

According To The NFL, NFL Security Is Incompetent

The NFL has given ABC News a detailed account of the league's attempts to obtain information about the night that Ray Rice was arrested for assault, and it portrays NFL security as a stunningly incompetent organization. As told to ABC News by NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy, the NFL attempted to obtain information… » 10/06/14 11:44pm 10/06/14 11:44pm

A Day After Ray Rice Video Went Public, Ravens Asked For Arrest Report

The Baltimore Ravens did reach out to the Atlantic City Police Department about the Ray Rice investigation—on Sept. 9, a day after TMZ published video showing the team's running back punching out his then-fiancée in a casino elevator in February. They wanted a copy of the arrest and police reports. The cops complied,… » 10/02/14 3:24pm 10/02/14 3:24pm

Here's Every Edit ESPN Has Made To Its OTL Ray Rice-Ravens Report

We noted earlier today that Friday's bombshell Outside The Lines report included some odd, paraphrased quoting of supposed text messages to Ray Rice. That, alongside the wild—later retracted—claims about the Revel Casino providing a copy of the tape to the Ravens and NFL security led us to examine exactly what editing… » 9/24/14 4:20pm 9/24/14 4:20pm

Ravens Owner Fires Back At ESPN Story, Says "Nobody's Losing A Job Here"

The Ravens took the weekend to marshal a response to ESPN's big Ray Rice story, and it's here—in the form of a press conference by owner Steve Bisciotti and an online rebuttal to points made in the ESPN report. Bisciotti claims that all the anonymous sources on the Ravens' alleged mishandling on the situation… » 9/22/14 4:44pm 9/22/14 4:44pm

Adam Schefter: NFL Players Had Access To Rice Video Weeks After Incident

It seems like each day brings a new piece of information making it very, very hard to believe that the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens never saw video of Ray Rice knocking out Janay Palmer before TMZ made the tape public. Today's bit comes from Adam Schefter, who went on Mike and Mike and revealed that some NFL players… » 9/22/14 1:37pm 9/22/14 1:37pm

Peter King Thinks He Thinks You Think Goodell Is Doing A Good Job, Maybe

There's an NBC News/Marist poll going around—maybe you've seen it—in which 606 adults answered questions about the NFL's and Roger Goodell's handling of its various domestic violence scandals. One of the questions asks whether respondents think Roger Goodell should resign; 29 percent of them say yes, 43 percent say… » 9/22/14 11:35am 9/22/14 11:35am