Earlier this week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praised the league for getting their handling of the Ray Rice situation right on the second time around, after initially suspending the Ravens’ Pro Bowl running back for just two games. Since then, evidence has come out to suggest that commissioner Roger Goodell may have known about the damning video that apparently changed the league’s collective mind on the issue long before that initial ruling--the heavily criticized one--was handed down.
But Jones remains a supporter of Goodell, and believes him when he says he didn’t see the now infamous footage before it became public.
“He said he did not, and I believe him,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, via the team’s official website. “But the good news is--not good news--but we’ve opened a real investigation, unfettered investigation, and I think we need to let that show us the results and let it unfold.”
Jones didn’t sound like a fan of the idea that Goodell could be disciplined for what seems to a majority of the public a terribly botched handling of the situation.
“He’s been a very good commissioner, and he’s acknowledged that he mishandled this,” Jones said. “He said that he’ll do better in the future. He can, and I believe him--he will.”
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