The NFL did not see the Ray Rice video, but could have done more to properly investigate the charges. That’s basically the gist of the report headed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who was told to get to the bottom of the NFL’s rather large screw-up in the Ray Rice investigation.
“We found no evidence that anyone at the NFL had or saw the in-elevator video before it was publicly shown. We also found no evidence that a woman at the NFL acknowledged receipt of that video in a voicemail message on April 9, 2014,” the report said.
Who is this mystery woman and how is it possible the AP (who reported the story) was duped that bad? That’s arguably the most important question from this Mueller Report nonsense.
By the way, here are some other things the NFL allegedly screwed up.
• Contact police officers who investigated the incident, the Atlantic City Prosecutor’s office or the hotel to obtain or view the in-elevator video.
• Ask Rice or his lawyer whether they would make the tape available.
• Follow up with the Ravens to determine whether they had additional information, following the league’s initial contact with the team.
So yeah, congrats to Roger Goodell for somehow skirting blame in the Mueller Report. You did it Rog, congrats! You’re the best around!