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Ray Rice's standing under new NFL policy unclear

Would a future domestic violence incident involving Ray Rice result in a lifetime ban for the Ravens’ running back? That remained uncertain. I received the following response from an NFL spokesman Thursday, when asked if Rice would be categorized as a second-time offender if involved in another incident, and if the league considered increasing Rice’s two-game suspension to six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Developing: NFL Radically Changes Domestic Violence Suspension Policy

Well, they may be a bit slow, but it appears the NFL was listening to the public confusion over the way the handled the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.In a surprise announcement Thursday afternoon, the league said from this day forward, the penalty for any player, coach, owner or member of an NFL Organization convicted of domestic violence charges would be 6 games for the 1st...
Via Online Sports Guys
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Admitting they blew Ray Rice's punishment, NFL announces new suspension guidelines for domestic violence

The NFL announces new suspension guidelines for domestic violence in wake of the Ray Rice failure. The NFL announced sweeping new measures on domestic violence in a letter to owners today; Six games for 1st offense, lifetime ban for 2nd.— Jane McManus (@janesports) August 28, 2014Key phrase in new domestic violence policy sent to NFL owners: "These disciplinary consequences...
Via Bob's Blitz
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

TweetIn light of the slap on the wrist Baltimore ravens running back Ray Rice received after a domestic violence charge earlier this year, the NFL has released a new policy that includes harsher penalties for domestic violence offenders: So the Ray Rice Fallout continues with a new domestic violence policy. Six games for 1st offense, lifetime ban for 2nd. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
Via Los That Sports Blog
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Experts Looking for Tougher Stance From NFL on Domestic Violence

Normally I would say that the United States Government has better things to do than worry about the business of a specific professional sports league. That’s not the case here. In all of its success, the National Football League is not your ordinary pro sports league. And domestic violence is an issue that all Americans should take seriously.  So it shouldn’t come as much of...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Concussion diagnosed for Baltimore Ravens running back

With Ray Rice set to serve a two-game suspension at the outset of the 2014 NFL season, the Baltimore Ravens need all the bodies they can get in the backfield. However, according to a report by Jamison Hensley of ESPN, their depth at running back might be severely tested, as Bernard Pierce suffered a concussion in the team’s preseason matchup with the Washington Redskins this past...
Via cover32 - Ravens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Ray Rice and Josh Gordon are connected

 The National Football League is coming off another tumultous off season of bad press.  The NFL was settling its concussion issues, but still have players across the country involved in arrests and other scandals. One case stood out the most this off season and that was Ray Rice striking his then finance and now wife. The country was horrified by how such a popular player could...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Local news station airs unfortunate Ray Rice blooper

Local newscasts make mistakes so often these days that it’s not surprising, but in this case, the error is so egregious that the video has gone viral. KMSP (Fox 9) in Minneapolis was doing a story about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice apologizing to the media on Thursday. However, instead of airing the video of Rice, we got a guy in a Spiderman costume locked in a fight...
Via Awful Announcing
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Whoopi: 'If you hit a man, don't be surprised if he hits back'

Growing up, I was always taught that no matter how angry someone got, violence was not an acceptable solution. Beyond that, as a young lady, I was also told that you should never raise your hand to a man because they may not have been brought up the same set of values. Which brings us again to the discussion of Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice, and the incident involving his wife Janay...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith apologizes for domestic violence comments

ESPN’s first statement on the controversy that has enveloped the network after Stephen A. Smith’s comments on domestic violence amounted to an advertisement for Monday’s First Take.  There the network said, Smith would address the controversy in full. Monday’s First Take opened with what appeared to be a taped apology from Smith on set alone with Cari Champion.  After Smith...
Via Awful Announcing
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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