September 12th, 2014
08:42 PM ET

Goodell vs. Rice: Who's telling the truth?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is digging in, insisting he didn't realize the scope and severity of Ray Rice's attack on his now-wife in a Atlantic City elevator.

Ray Rice case: Did NFL execs know the truth earlier?

In a letter to the player's association obtained by ESPN, Goodell writes that Rice's description of the attack months ago was "starkly different from what he saw on the video that surfaced Monday.

It's an assertion that contradicts a report that Rice confessed to Goodell he had punched his fiancee.

CNN's Miguel Marquez is OutFront with more.

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  1. John Carter

    Why the NFL is the bad actor in all of this, why both Rice and Goodell are possibly both somewhat telling the truth, and how the NFL should have handled this: http://nflfootballstrategy.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/investigating-the-investigators-in-the-ray-rice-case-and-what-the-nfl-should-have-done/

    And why Rice should have gotten a six game suspension, as per the new league policy of a six game suspension for a first time domestic violence offense, which is exactly what Rice's was. Not this hysterical response on Monday hours after the video came out, as if implicitly the video was some wild new piece of evidence that completely contradicted the earlier relevant known facts.

    September 13, 2014 at 9:10 am | Reply

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