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    I shook my head the hardest when he said that if Rice wasn't an NFL player, he probably wouldn't have received any discipline in the first place. In other words, the complete opposite of what NFL fame actually means. If he was Ray Rice the Call Center Worker, he would've gone to jail, lost his job ...
     
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    Goodell is a joke
     
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    Unfortunately, in a cruel twist of irony, what he is saying is true in the sense that women are abused all over the country/world and men get away without paying any consequences for it.

    Really, shame on the NFL for dropping the ball.
     
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    Yes, many women are beat every day. But most of that is not caught on camera and admitted to by the man. As @shmessy said, if it was an every day person going through this they would have been in jail and lost their job.
     
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    That he would have completely skated if not for the NFL sanctions is incomprehensible to me. Yeah, justice for all...
     
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    Just another example of the POS commissioner playing favorites. I guess when you embrace the Murderer as the role model for a team that a slap on the wrist is appropriate. I wonder what would have been the penalty for a player for the Pats. Of course they sent out a stooge for the NFL to present the rationale for the penalty. What a bunch of BS. i don't know how he kept a straight face reading the double talk.
     
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    I know for a fact, if it was me, I would be out of a job right now, and so would many other people around here....

    Really bad job by the NFL on this one, but at least they gave Rice a two game suspension, his teammate murdered someone (at the Superbowl) and only received a fine.

    Godell needs to institute a fine/suspension schedule that is even harsher than the one they have already implemented for substance abuse. So that guys who get caught smoking pot don't get twice as long a suspension as guys who punch their fiancée in the face.
     
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    Complete BS. I cannot believe this is going to stand. The NFL is essentially saying that missing a drug test while in the CFL is TWICE as bad as knocking your wife unconscious and dragging her limp body from an elevator.

    How easy is it to make that point?

    And why is nobody making it?
     
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    Many have made it. The problem is, the NFL believes they're good enough to show they don't condone that behavior. Well thanks for that, NFL. You don't support domestic violence. What a concept.
     
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    Well, I almost edited that out, because I have seen it, but I've seen it mostly in text, on websites.
    I haven't seen anyone really on television say "So the NFL is basically saying that smoking pot is far worse than beating your wife."

    I could have missed those segments though
     
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    Truth be told I haven't seen it on TV either. I don't really watch any sports networks. I basically just read to get my news now. Can't stand the people on those networks. So I'm like you where I've read it only.
     
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    How would LL Cool J vote in this argument?
     
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    Nobody goes to jail for a domestic violence first offense when the victim is doing everything she can to help exonerate him (I mean actual jailtime - yes you can plan on spending the rest of the weekend in a holding cell, but you won't be doing real time).

    As for whether or not he would lose his job, that depends on what his chosen profession was. Don't fool yourself: if he was a phenomenal talent at what he did like he is in football, the NFL isn't the only employer who would turn a blind eye to a first offense when the victim is doing everything she can to help exonerate the guy.
     
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    apparently condoning it, is only about half as bad as actually doing it.
     
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    The only reference I know for LL Cool J and this is his song "Momma said knock you out". Not sure that's where you were going with this. But, it seems to be the wrong side of the issue if that's the case?
     
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    Look, our TE3 is smarter than the commish:

    "I just, my belief is, when it comes to the situation like that, being physical with a female or a woman is just not an option. I understand people are raised different and everyone has their own opinion but that's something I am outspoken about and that's just something I believe in."

    Williams believes that NFL players bear the responsibility as role models in that regard.

    "I think as men we all have an idea of what's right and what's wrong. We should all hold ourself to a higher expectation. We understand that we live in a fishbowl. Everyone's looking. Everyone's judging. So it's our responsibility to use that platform to set an example."
     
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    And what's the John? Not knockout women?
     
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