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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Throw Out This Rice

Tuesday updates:  AP gets longer and better quality version of new video, reports on a few extra details--and audio.   Hotel security said to Rice they presumed Janay was "drunk" and he did not respond.

 TMZ today says NFL never asked casino for the elevator tape--and the casino says they would have "gladly" supplied it.  NFL has used excuse of not being able to get tape from cops

Brian "D.B." Kilmeade of "Fox and Friends" went on air today to...not apologize.  He merely assured viewers that they were only kiddin' around yesterday, they do take domestic violence seriously.  Seriously. 

Monday Updates:   Whether you like him or not, strong Olbermann hit tonight on NFL, prosecutors, Ravens all guilty of letting Rice off, "enablers" for domestic abuse.  Says all should lose jobs.

TMZ says it has proof NFL did view the video tape--or know what it clearly showed--earlier and will release their evidence tomorrow morning.  

The Ravens cut Rice and the NFL suspends him "indefinately" citing "new" video--must now be probe of whether they 1) knew what was on video long ago 2) actually viewed video 3) made no effort to learn about or view video.  Need probe of "what did Goodell know and when did he know it" re: Rice video.  Or maybe there's a key "18-1/2 second gap"?

Brian Kilmeade of "Fox and Friends" comments:  The lesson of the new video is..."take the stairs" next time.

NFL responds, "The video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today."  Also: Peter King flatly reported back in July that NFL officials DID see the inside-elevator video.  Today he is, of course, covering for them by wondering "if" they saw it.

Earlier today:  So everyone's talking about new video at TMZ that shows Ray Rice actually punching out girlfriend in that elevator (and again blasting measly two-game suspension).  But why is no one point out that it also shows that when he drags here out of elevator unconscious he first lets her legs remain where door could close and partly crush them--then turns her around lets her head rest in path of door closing (if it closed)?  Note:  Ravens fans stood and cheered him after suspension.


Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing when I watched the video. It also looked to me like he just dropped her head. It's disgusting and he should be banned permanently from professional sports.

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea that will never happen: a no-tolerance policy in the NFL. You beat a woman, you're out of pro football. For life. Never mind, though--it's not as if he was gambling or something.

Anonymous said...

Women too need to keep their hands to themselves, not condoning what Ray Rice did.. But they most times instigate fights and then are victims of domestic violence..