After the release of the Mueller Report on Thursday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones came out in support of commissioner Roger Goodell.
According to the report, which looked into the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case, the league never saw the infamous second elevator video before it was released to the public. This basically clears Goodell of any wrongdoing in the case, though it did conclude that the league could have done more in their initial investigation.
“The report validated what the owners knew all along about Roger: That he was honest throughout the process, and he acted in a fair and thorough manner,” Jones said. “The report also concluded that the process could have been better, which Roger has acknowledged all along. And changes to the process have been made and we all throughout the league know that this area of domestic violence is one that we have a serious responsibility to, and changes we’ve made are acting accordingly.”
This isn’t at all surprising, of course. A pair of other high level NFL executives, John Mara of the Giants and Art Rooney II of the Steelers--who oversaw the Mueller Report--issued a joint statement in support of the commissioner shortly after its release.
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