The NFL handed down Ray Rice his suspension on Thursday, sidelining him two games for “violating the league’s personal conduct policy,” according to The Baltimore Sun. Rice allegedly beat his now-wife, Janay, unconscious, and was spotted by casino security cameras dragging her out of an elevator.
To recap: Rice struck his then-fiancee hard enough that she was knocked unconscious. He then dragged her body out of an elevator. And Roger Goodell views that as a minor issue – that’s the only way I can describe a two-game suspension.
Maybe I’m missing something here, but to me the NFL has got some serious issues. Smoke weed and a player is lambasted, beat a woman and he’s slapped on the wrist. The fact that Terrell Pryor was handed a five-game suspension for receiving free benefits in COLLEGE, while Rice will only see two games from the sideline is a joke.
Thankfully I’m not alone in my sentiments. Twitter opened up the flood gates on Thursday, blasting Goodell and the NFL.
NFL Logic. pic.twitter.com/VHM5IIPa2L
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) July 24, 2014
good job, @NFL. way to send a message about domestic violence. smoke weed, 4-game suspension, beat your fiancée, eh, just two.
— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) July 24, 2014
Only 2 games for Ray Rice? I don’t understand Goodell’s suspension policy, I don’t think he does, either. — Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) July 24, 2014
The NFL suspended Ray Rice 2 games for assaulting his fiancee. The NFL suspended Terrelle Pryor 5 games over free tattoos. In college.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) July 24, 2014
Ray Rice fined $58,000 for assaulting wife (on top of 2 gm suspension). Joe Horn was fined $30,000 for using cell phone to celebrate TD.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) July 24, 2014
Thing is, if Ray Rice hadn’t been taped and no charges filed, NFL would have done nothing. Domestic violence is not important to NFL. — So Cali Steph (@SoCaliSteph) July 24, 2014
NFL suspended Terrelle Pryor for five games for getting free stuff in college and declaring for the supplemental draft. Ray Rice 2 games..?
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) July 24, 2014
People should go off on the NFL for the Ray Rice non-punishment. The optics are horrible on the adjudication.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 24, 2014
Can some one explain to me how ray rice gets a 2 game suspension for assaulting a woman and guys are getting 4 games for positive drug tests — Matthew Murphy (@BrotherMurph) July 24, 2014
Ray Rice suspension is a joke. Priorities in the NFL, they don’t even know.
— Matt Lofgren (@MLofgrenMJ) July 24, 2014
there’s always a lot of outrage on twitter about this that or the other thing, but in this Ray Rice case i think it’s 100% warranted
— Danny Kelly (@FieldGulls) July 24, 2014
Ray Rice got less of an NFL suspension for punching a woman and dragging her body than Terrelle Pryor did for getting tats in college. Awful — Sam Klemet (@SamKlemet) July 24, 2014
Ray Rice knocks out wife in elevator 2 Game suspension. Josh Gordon smokes Weed he is suspended for the whole year. Amazing lol
— Billy Platt (@BillyDaKid732) July 24, 2014
Ben not charged with anything…. Suspended 4 games. Ray Rice goes mayweather on his wife and gets 1 game. Yep, makes sense.
— HeisenBurgh (@tribe412) July 24, 2014
Really, @nfl??? Ray Rice gets TWO game suspension for beating the crap out of his wife? Way to send a powerful message, there, chiefs.
— Di (@DiMurphyMN) July 24, 2014
Ray Rice just assaulted his fiancée. So please, ESPN, talk about his accomplishments. And please, NFL, act like it’s not a big deal.
— Emily (@EmLikesBaseball) July 24, 2014
Josh Gordon: sus. 16 games for marijuana use Brandon Browner: sus. 4 games for substance abuse Ray Rice: sus. 2 games for assault #NFL
— July 25 (@TheRealJakobee) July 24, 2014
I wonder if Roger Goodell lives in an actual bubble, where only his dumb thoughts exist. Two games for Ray Rice is A. JOKE.
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) July 24, 2014
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