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  • Pressure mounting on NFL big over Ray Rice video

    Boston Herald - 09/11/2014

    The NFL announced the hiring of former FBI chief Robert S. Mueller III to probe how the league handled evidence in the Ray Rice scandal, as pressure on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ramped up with the report that a top NFL official had seen the damning knock-out video.

    NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    “They have to do something,” Daniel Lebowitz of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University said about the owners and new questions about Goodell’s role. “It’s about the degradation or the lack of respect for the rights of women. On top of that, and what magnifies that, is this idea that we have a bunker mentality and glorify sports above all else, that we would minimize violence against women.”

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