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

ESPN: Rice Believes Ravens Owner Tried To Bribe Him In Coverup Attempt

ESPN's Outside The Lines just dropped a doozy of a story about the handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. It's a long and thoroughly reported piece, centering mainly on the Ravens' end of the investigation, but the big bullet points are these: Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass,… » 9/19/14 6:46pm 9/19/14 6:46pm

The NFL's Useful Idiots Want Roger Goodell To Get Tough; They're Wrong

The bad thing about the corruption in NFL reporting is that there's literally no way for a league higher-up to fuck up badly enough to be held to account by the people best positioned to do so. The good thing is that if you want to know what the NFL wants you to think, all you have to do is read what stooge reporters… » 9/17/14 5:06pm 9/17/14 5:06pm

The New York Times Could Never Have Published TMZ’s Ray Rice Video

Over the past week, The New York Times has busied itself by dissecting TMZ’s graphic video of Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino. This is partly motivated by professional envy: Executive editor Dean Baquet told The Daily Beast that “TMZ had a great scoop. I wish I had it.” But it’s also… » 9/17/14 2:27pm 9/17/14 2:27pm

Ray Rice Appeal Won't Be Heard By Roger Goodell

Late last night, the NFLPA officially filed a grievance on behalf of Ray Rice, appealing the indefinite suspension he received hours after tape of him punching out his fiancée was made public—and months after the NFL had decided a two-game suspension was appropriate. It sounds like that disciplinary dissonance is… » 9/17/14 11:03am 9/17/14 11:03am