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Is The Latest News About Ray Rice Going To Get NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Into Some Serious Trouble?

Submitted by on September 26, 2014 – 10:13 amNo Comment

For about a month now, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said over and over and over again that he did not see the horrific video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée Janay Palmer inside of an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. back in February before TMZ Sports released it in early September. Even though a law enforcement official spoke to the Associated Press recently and told them that he had sent a copy of the tape to NFL headquarters in New York City back in April, Goodell said that he had not seen the tape or been made aware of it by anyone in the NFL offices. However, that law enforcement official just spoke to the AP again—and what he told them could end up dooming Goodell.

The official—who has not been identified—told the AP that he mailed a copy of the Ray Rice tape, unprompted, to NFL security chief Jeffrey Miller in April. He’s not sure if Miller ever saw the tape. But he reportedly included a note with it and a phone number for someone to use to call to confirm that the tape was received. He also played a voice mail message for the AP from April 9 that featured a female from the NFL offices saying, “You’re right. It’s terrible,” after apparently watching the tape. That woman has not been identified. But if this law enforcement official is telling the truth, then this could potentially be the final nail in the coffin for Goodell. It would prove that someone within the NFL saw the Ray Rice tape all the way back in the spring and chose not to do anything about it.

Miller has already gone on the record and said that he did not see the Ray Rice tape in April. “I unequivocally deny that I received at any time a copy of the video,” he said yesterday, “and I had not watched it until it was made public on September 8.”

But where there’s smoke, there’s often fire. So we get the feeling that there’s going to be more to this story at some point in the near future—and that it won’t be good for Commissioner Goodell.

Do you think Roger Goodell will end up getting into some serious trouble as a result of the latest AP report? Let us know.

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