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NFL boss Roger Goodell stands by his two-game suspension of Ray Rice
NFL boss Roger Goodell stands by his two-game suspension of Ray Rice

There seems to be a general consensus that the NFL did not come down hard enough on Ray Rice when it suspended the Baltimore Ravens running back two games for allegedly hitting his now-wife Janay Palmer. Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the decision Friday, speaking a day before the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio. “We've dealt with it in a serious manner, and we're very confident that this young man understands where he is and what he needs to do going forward,” Goodell said. “I think what's important here is Ray has taken responsibility for this. He's been accountable for his actions. He recognizes he made a horrible...

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