September 8, 2014 TMZ releases full video of Ray Rice knocking his fiance out. Rice is indefinitely suspended by the NFL on Sept 12.
PR: Sir, we have another player arrested for suspicion of domestic violence.
Roger Goodell: Whatever, suspend them for 2 games. We need them to be on the field.
Before 2014 in the NFL...
The Ravens and NFL stand behind Ray Rice. He is suspended for two games on July 24.
February 19, 2014TMZ releases first video of Ray Rice dragging fiance out of elevator.
August 28, 2104 NFL releases new domestic violence policy. Players are now suspended for six games instead of two.
"I didn’t get it right. Simply put, we have to do better. And we will."
November 28, 2018 Ray Rice is reinstated by the NFL but has never played a game since his reinstatement.
Kevin Byrne, PR Chief: You need to let Rice go.
Roger Goodell: I never saw the video.
Over the next few weeks there is an independent investigation into the handling of the situation. Roger Goodell claims to have not seen the video while Ozzie Newsome says Rice told Goodell he hit his fiance.
Ozzie Newsome: Ray never lied to me.
"I would like to thank Judge Barbara Jones, the NFL Players Association, my attorneys, agents, advisors, family, friends and fans - but most importantly, my wife Janay. I made an inexcusable mistake and accept full responsibility for my actions. I am thankful that there was a proper appeals process in place to address this issue. I will continue working hard to improve myself and be the best husband, father and friend, while giving back to my community and helping others to learn from my mistakes" (Jones, 2014).