Report: Ray Rice’s Wife Pleaded With Roger Goodell For Light Punishment

The NFL has come under fire after suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice just two games after he allegedly knocked his wife unconscious in an elevator in Atlantic City back in February. Many felt that the punishment the league handed down was too weak, but a source shed some light on why that might be to The’s Peter King. King reports that Rice’s wife, Janay...
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The NFL can’t hear or understand outrage over Ray Rice suspension

At The Sports Gag we typically like to keep things light. That said, sometimes it’s worth making a serious (or at least mostly serious) statement. That statement is: The NFL as an organization along with it’s execs are douchebags in blinders. Roger Goodell, VP Adolpho Birch, and the machine that is the National Football League simply cannot hear nor can they understand the public...
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NFL VP Adolpho Birch: Ray Rice Suspension ‘Sent A Message’ (Video)

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have caught some serious heat for suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for just two games after he allegedly knocked his wife unconscious during an incident at an Atlantic City casino in February. On Monday morning, NFL senior vice president of labor police Adolpho Birch attempted to defend the league’s decision. ” … In terms...
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An NFL Senior Tries To Defend The Ray Rice Suspension…And Fails

Roger Goodell has yet to defend his decision to suspend Ray Rice for two games after Rice allegedly knocked his wife unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator. But, earlier this morning, Adolpho Birch — the NFL’s Senior VP of Labor Policy — allowed himself to be interviewed by Mike & Mike. You can watch the full video below, but in case you don’t want to watch Birch...
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KLEARINGHOUSE: Goodell Underling Sent Out to Defend Ray Rice Punishment

The NFL deployed its senior vice president of labor policy and government affairs, Adolpho Birch, to “Mike & Mike” to defend the righteousness of the two-game suspension levied against Ray Rice last week for assaulting his then-fiancee back in February. In the meantime, there’s no word on when Roger Goodell will address the league’s choice of discipline publicly, if at...
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NFL Responds to NYT Editorial Supporting Marijuana Legalization

(via Getty Image) From the Desk of the Commissioner: As you’re probably now aware, the editorial board of the New York Times advocated for a repeal on the United States’ prohibition of marijuana in a recent op-ed piece. They laid out several arguments: the fact that marijuana is supposedly less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco, the alleged health benefits, and something about...
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Ray Rice Won’t Appeal 2-Game Suspension for KOing His Wife

Smart move on his part. People are still very upset with his punishment (anger should be directed towards Roger Goodell), so trying to get it reduced even further wouldn’t help Rice’s cause of trying to restore his image.
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Report: Rice’s wife pleaded with Goodell for light punishment

Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for his involvement in a domestic violence incident with his wife Janay Palmer at a casino over the winter. Given that the public was shown a video of Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out of an elevator and police reportedly had […]
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Roger Goodell Is An A Spectacular Idiot

Everyone Loves The Rice DecisionBy now, I'm sure you've heard about how the NFL decided that beating your woman on camera is a far less suspendable offense than drugging yourself to gain an advantage (either by mistake or on purposes), stepping on an opponent once, partaking in a recreational drug that's legal in an ever-increasing number of states, getting a DUI or a...
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Ray Rice’s Wife Pleaded With Commish Not to Ruin His Career & Image

As Stephen A. Smith found out you better be very careful about how you choose your words when it comes to domestic violence. You can’t go around victim blaming and it was clear Rice KOed his wife, but what if the victim is the one doing the campaigning that the punishment should be light? According to MMQB and New York Post that is exactly happened in this case. Rice’s wife...
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Wife/Victim of Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice Influence Roger Goodell's Decision?

The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell have been coming under fire ever since Goodell handed down a two game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice. The general perception is that the league is way too soft on domestic violence. If what Peter King has stated in a recent post is true the league is likely going to come under even more fire.@CBSSportsIn a recent post on MMQB King...
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Report: Rice's wife made case to Goodell for lesser punishment

On Thursday, the NFL suspended Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season. The punishment, which was widely criticized as too lenient, was handed down months after Rice was indicted on a third-degree assault charge following a physical incident with his now-wife, Janay Palmer, at an Atlantic City hotel. But a source told the's Peter King...
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Watch Lions Joseph Fauria give a guided tour of the history of the touchdown dance

Thanks to the efforts of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the touchdown dance isn’t as innovative and prevalent in 2014 as it has been in previous generations. Silly anti-fun rules have been installed and a 15-yard penalty has been added to deter celebrations - because who wants to see athletes having fun?  Joseph Fauria chronicles the history of the touchdown dance in this video...
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The Top 20 Reasons We LOVE Fantasy Football!

The Top 20 Reasons We LOVE Fantasy Football!  Because top 10 just doesn’t cover it! 20) Having a vested interest in multiple teams makes you a much more knowledgeable football fan. 19)   When your NFL team lays an egg you still have something to cheer for. 18)   It gives everyone the chance to play “arm chair” General Manager and Coach. 17)   Your trades do NOT have...
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Roger Goodell thinks of Irsay when suspending Rice

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Roger Goodell’s Wife Too Scared to Tell Him She Thinks He Went Too Easy on Ray Rice

Jane Skinner, the former FOX News host and current wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, has told friends she is angry over the two-game suspension her husband handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his fiancee, but doesn’t feel its wise for her to speak up about it. “If Roger thinks knocking a woman out and dragging her through a casino is only worth...
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KSK Mailbag: Roger Goodell is a misogynistic piece of garbage

Pardon the ol’ video up top of yours truly, but I spent most of my day being pissed at Roger Goodell and the NFL for the slap on the wrist they gave Ray Rice for punching his now-wife unconscious. If you or I or any other NFL fan knocked our fiancée out on camera in front of witnesses, we’d be looking at jail time and the unemployment line. Ray Rice gets a two-week suspension...
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Browns News: Josh Gordon appeal hearing set for Aug 1

Troubled Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon is set to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell and other officials from the NFL on August 1st to appeal the decision to suspend him for the entirety of the upcoming season for a second failed drug test.'s news services report:Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal his one-year suspension in a...
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Twitter Reacts With Justifiable Outrage To The Two Game Suspension For Ray Rice

After a long and careful deliberation process, the NFL made the laughable decision to suspend Ray Rice for a mere two games for beating his fiance (who is now his wife) back in February. Considering how draconian the NFL’s suspension policy is, especially when it comes to things like violations of NCAA policies and drug offenses, one may have been a little surprised that Roger...
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Ray Rice handed two game suspension from NFL for allegedly beating his wife

In the twisted world of the NFL where GMs are seemingly afraid to draft openly gay players while coaches encourage players to harass teammates to ‘toughen them up’ we’re left with another head scratcher from Mr. Roger Goodell. ESPN’s Adam Schefter helped break the news that the NFL has suspended Ravens’ running back Ray Rice […]
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Roger Goodell’s Letter To Ray Rice After Two Game Suspension Is Announced

“As you acknowledged during our meeting, your conduct was unquestionably inconsistent with league polices and the standard of behavior required of everyone who is part of the NFL. The league is an entity that depends on integrity and in the confidence of the public and we simply cannot tolerate conduct that endangers others or reflects […] The post Roger Goodell’s Letter To...
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NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no later than the start of the 2017 season. Several key statements from NFL commissioner...
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Jadeveon Clowney has no clue who Roger Goodell or Bill Belichick are

Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsJadeveon Clowney sat down with Adam Lefkoe of Bleacher Report to play a little trivia and pop culture game. You know, the one where you have name on a card that you can't see and someone describes that person to you and you have to guess who it is. Sounds simple enough.In the full video that you can watch here. Clowney nails all the pop culture names...
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Ray Rice to be suspended for two games, according to sources

The Ravens have known for a while that they’d likely be without Ray Rice at the start of the 2014 season. Now, they know exactly how long their top running back will be sidelined. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will hand down a two-game suspension to Rice for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, sources confirmed Thursday. The league has not officially announced the...
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Report: Aldon Smith will meet with Roger Goodell soon

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the coming weeks about his off the field issues, according to Bill Williamson of According to an NFL source, Smith is expected to fly to New York sometime in the near future. It could be as soon as next week, although an exact date has not been set. The meeting will be held to discuss his off...
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