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Schefter: NFL "Following The Lead" Of Courts In Ray Rice Case

ESPN's Adam Schefter today reported the NFL "believes it was following the lead that the courts set up" in its punishment of Ravens RB Ray Rice with a two-game suspension. Schefter: "The NFL believes – right or wrong – that this is a situation where the courts did not allow Ray Rice to do any jail time, did not fine him, did not even order him to serve any probation. He was ordered into anger management classes." But the decision has "opened up" NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, "who is going to have to rule on any number of player discipline matters this summer and an owner discipline matter" with Colts Owner Jim Irsay, "to a lot of criticism all across the social media world this morning" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 7/24).
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