Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones believes the NFL righted a wrong when they suspended Ravens running back Ray Rice indefinitely this week, after initially only suspending him for two games for the February incident in which he knocked his then-fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City casino.
New video emerged this week from inside the elevator, whereas previously the public had only seen footage of the aftermath of the incident, from outside the elevator. The NFL was already under fire from the public for being too lenient on Rice. This new video ratcheted up the heat on the league, the Ravens and, perhaps more than all, commissioner Roger Goodell.
“We have in blocking terminology, we have recovery,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’s when an offensive lineman gets beat on the first move, but he has the athletic ability to recover and try to get it right on the second move. I know we’re doing that and trying to get it as good as we can get it on the second time around. I think that’s happening.
“There’s no question in my mind, the emphasis we have on spousal abuse in the NFL and the lack of tolerance for it. It’s intolerable and will be adjudicated accordingly.”
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