Ray knocks a woman unconscious, drags her limp body out of an elevator and gets fined and a 2 game suspension. This is an actual crime even if someone doesn't press charges, it is still considered a criminal offense. The Ravens are without their RB for 2 games. Total cost of money lost for Rice: $529,411.24 The Patriots videotaped signals in an area of the stadium they shouldn't have been... they get punished by getting their 1st round draft pick stripped away, something you could argue affects the team for 10 years, they also get hit with a total of $750,000.00 in fines and the teams past and present accomplishments are called into question and forever "stained". Yet no actual criminal offense occurred nor was any human physically harmed. Seems fair.