NFL Claims ESPN Is Lying About Damning Email

The NFL has fired back at ESPN and Don Van Natta Jr., who this week published quotes from what is reportedly an internal NFL email that all but confirms what everyone already assumed: that the NFL was lying when Roger Goodell assured owners that his office had done everything in its power to obtain the second Ray… » 12/12/14 3:17pm 12/12/14 3:17pm

Transcript: Roger Goodell Doesn't Know What's Going On

ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. published a nice scoop yesterday, having gotten his hands on the transcript from Ray Rice's suspension appeal hearing. He highlights one particular exchange which shows that if you take him at his word, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has absolutely no idea what's going on in his own operation… » 12/11/14 11:41am 12/11/14 11:41am

Peter King Is A Goddamn Embarrassment

SI.com's Peter King, the most powerful NFL writer in the business, sees his job as flattering other powerful people so that they'll allow him to uncritically pass on whatever they'd like to have passed on. He's very good at it, as the incredible correction buried a couple of thousand words into his latest column shows. » 12/01/14 3:45pm 12/01/14 3:45pm

Janay Rice Says Ravens Told Her To Apologize At That Press Conference

The first half of a two-part interview with Ray and Janay Rice aired on this morning's episode of the Today Show. Ray Rice wasn't present for this portion of the interview, and instead we saw Matt Lauer conduct a sit-down with Janay and her mother. The most revelatory part of the conversation was when Janay revealed… » 12/01/14 9:47am 12/01/14 9:47am

What Happened When Janay Rice Met With The NFL In June?

The NFL has consistently shown throughout the Ray Rice saga it has no idea how to deal with domestic assault, perhaps not more obviously than when the league interviewed Janay and Ray Rice at the same time during a June 16th hearing. Questioning the victim of domestic assault in the presence of her attacker, let alone… » 11/28/14 5:07pm 11/28/14 5:07pm

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