September 11th, 2014
11:52 PM ET

Can NFL investigation into handling of Ray Rice case be truly independent?

There is new evidence the NFL's commissioner is not telling the whole truth about when he first learned that Ray Rice knocked out his now-wife in an Atlantic City elevator.

According to ESPN, Rice revealed to Roger Goodell in June that he had punched his then fiancee.
That contradicts what Goodell told CBS about that conversation with Rice. These inconsistencies have forced the NFL to enlist the help of a former FBI chief to investigate the league's handling of the Ray Rice case. But questions are already growing about who is leading the investigation.

CNN's Miguel Marquez is OutFront.

Filed under: News • Ray Rice • Sports
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  1. Patricia Moore

    Hello Erin Burnett,
    I just heard on your show someone fm NFL
    has possibly injured a child. I'm wondering now, for the women who wore Rice shirts to game, they seem to think abuse by a man of a woman is ok. I don't . Is it ok to hurt a child too. Will they all continue to wear these jerseys of men who abuse ? This hurts women who are going through this and children.

    September 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Reply

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