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US Senators call on Goodell to give Rice harsher punishment
CBS Sports ^ | August 1, 2014 | Ryan Wilson

Posted on 08/01/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Now that everybody on Capitol Hill has weighed in on the Redskins name controversy, the men and women elected to represent the people have moved on to a new sports-related target: the NFL and Ravens running back Ray Rice.

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sent letters to commissioner Roger Goodell calling for Rice to face a harsher punishment beyond the two-game suspension handed down by the league and considered too lenient by many critics.

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TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: abuse; crime; domesticvioelnce; domesticviolence; football; nfl; rice
"intimate-partner violence..." Is that an expanded term?
1 posted on 08/01/2014 8:36:34 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

There you go, they are too busy getting stuff done to get stuff done. What a bunch of fatuous a**holes.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 8:38:43 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: ConservativeStatement

In the meantime, the world goes to hell in a hand basket.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 8:40:10 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, this Senate has nothing else to do since Dingy Harry won’t let any of the 300+ House bills on his desk come up for a vote. And Obama calls the House “obstructionist.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 8:41:50 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ConservativeStatement
Has he been convicted yet in Court? Just asking.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

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5 posted on 08/01/2014 8:43:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Being punished for the same infraction a second time is a violation of star jeopardy (consult the professional athlete handbook).


6 posted on 08/01/2014 8:48:35 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: ConservativeStatement
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sent letters to commissioner Roger Goodell...

At least, Sen. Juan McCain avoided the temptation to stick his nose into it...

7 posted on 08/01/2014 8:57:41 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
the stooopid vow married him AFTER he hit it... he'll lose half of everything he has in a year or two, punishment enough
8 posted on 08/01/2014 9:04:42 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: okie01

But the two idiots from my state did. Damn you Bridgeport and Hartford.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 9:26:56 PM PDT by matt04
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To: ConservativeStatement

did this happen on the field?

if so, what was the penalty?


10 posted on 08/01/2014 9:33:57 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: ConservativeStatement

Say, what about that old pervert Joe Biden wagging his shriveled shrimp in front of his female Secret Service agents?


11 posted on 08/01/2014 9:37:18 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: RockyTx
It is not football-related. It involves his wife.

From a few weeks ago:

Janay Rice didn't elaborate on the role she played, although a February court summons stated that she tried to hit her husband, who then knocked her unconscious.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24571153/ray-rices-wife-i-deeply-regret-the-role-i-played-in-the-incident

12 posted on 08/01/2014 9:37:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Rice is black so isn’t this racist by the Senators?


13 posted on 08/01/2014 10:02:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

Add to that Stephen A. Smith being suspended from ESPN.

And yet Dana Jacobsen of ESPN cursing Jesus didn’t upset some as much as this.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 10:05:54 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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.........well, let’s see, Sterling used the N word and the NBA stole his team and banned him from the league forever!

The NFL on the other hand suspended this player for 2 games for knocking his wife out COLD !

Meanwhile the woman stills loves dat husband with all dat money!!!


15 posted on 08/01/2014 10:26:04 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: matt04
But the two idiots from my state did. Damn you Bridgeport and Hartford.

Totally aside from the incident and the punishment, which I think was not enough, I hate it when politicians stick their ugly noses into these things. The politicians should stick it where the sun don't shine.

16 posted on 08/01/2014 11:26:40 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: ConservativeStatement

These Democratic Senators are racists. They should be calling for Goodell to resign for handing down such a weak punishments after seeing the video. Always the black guy, not the white guy.


17 posted on 09/08/2014 10:48:10 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Goodell should resign...for not reviewing the AVAILABLE elevator video, that showed this horrific beating.


18 posted on 09/08/2014 10:52:38 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

The US Senate has bigger fish to fry than how the NFL treats their thugs.


19 posted on 09/08/2014 10:54:09 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Charges were dropped when he sought counseling.


20 posted on 09/08/2014 10:54:29 AM PDT by discostu (We don't leave the ladies crying cause the story's sad.)
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To: Jane Long

The league says the video was not available, they requested it but never got it.


21 posted on 09/08/2014 10:55:10 AM PDT by discostu (We don't leave the ladies crying cause the story's sad.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

I think my sympathy will deepen when she dumps the creep.


22 posted on 09/08/2014 10:56:48 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ConservativeStatement

Good thing the NFL has instant replay. Goodell: “Upon further review”


23 posted on 09/08/2014 11:01:15 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: Vermont Lt

I agree. That wasn’t my point or suggestion.


24 posted on 09/08/2014 11:07:46 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: discostu

That’s what I’ve just been reading, on all of today’s reports. I thought I’d heard on Rush, that the police said it was available. Maybe I didn’t hear Rush correctly.


25 posted on 09/08/2014 11:17:45 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: okie01

I wonder when the Senate will re-try OJ Simpson.


26 posted on 09/08/2014 11:31:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: EDINVA

........thanks for your comment to my post!

.......I agree with you because I am against men hitting a woman under ANY circumstances other than to somehow save their own life or someone elses, which I guess does happen occasionally.

But, that said, if I had my wish, he (the creep) would dump her and she would take nothing in the ensuing divorce.

Having been married to a gold digger once upon a time myself, it is a sensitive subject.


27 posted on 09/08/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Jane Long

Might have been available to the police. Thanks to being the police they have a slightly different definition of “available” than the rest of us. Of course now the Ravens cut him and the league suspended him until further notice, so I guess it’s all moot.


28 posted on 09/08/2014 12:05:20 PM PDT by discostu (We don't leave the ladies crying cause the story's sad.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

oh, how I’d love to see her just walk away. That would take courage.

Of course, now with the Ravens letting him go, and his having achieved a status near Donald Sterling (without any $ assets to fall back on) such that no other team will pick him up, she may have lost her meal ticket and would find dumping him fairly easy.

I don’t ‘get,’ and never will ‘get,’ women who stay with wife beaters for any reason. Not for money, not for the kids. The bully wife-beaters are not going to change. Whatever mentality allows a man to beat a woman he supposedly loves was modeled for him at a young age and he’ll never get over it.


29 posted on 09/08/2014 12:35:03 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ConservativeStatement

More important, it’s a crime.


30 posted on 09/08/2014 12:37:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EDINVA

totally agree!


31 posted on 09/08/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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