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Ray Rice video shows where we draw line on violence
Ray Rice video shows where we draw line on violence

The new fall season hasn't even begun, and already we've seen this year's most important piece of television: the Ray Rice video. Caught by a casino elevator security camera, the Baltimore Raven's player punches Janay Palmer, his then-fiancée, now wife, in the face, knocking her against the wall and unconscious. Then he matter-of-factly drags her mostly into the hall. Just a few moments of film, but a hundred and one ramifications. Certainly for Rice, who after receiving a mere two-game suspension in July for the attack, was suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Also for the NFL, now being excoriated for its initial leniency, made even worse by Commissioner...

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