By Andrew R. McIlvaine
The National Football League is scrambling to repair its image in the wake of the growing outrage over its response to a recent spate of domestic violence assaults by its players: Last week, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the appointment of four women to review the NFL’s policies on domestic violence and sexual assault. This follows his appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate the league’s handling of the incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
Many critics, however, will only be satisfied with Goodell’s resignation. They cite what they describe as his tepid response to the controversy surrounding Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, after video surfaced of the player dragging his unconscious fiancée out of a hotel elevator, by initially suspending him for only two games. Rice was later released by the Ravens (and indefinitely suspended by the NFL), but only after video surfaced of him knocking out his fiancée.
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