Ray Rice, Roger Goodell grilled on Twitter
Running back indefinitely suspended by NFL after new assault video surfaces
It didn’t take long for people – including celebrities and journalists — to react to the most talked about sports story of the day: Ray Rice.
The running back was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and indefinitely suspended by the NFL after a new video posted on Monday by TMZ showed him striking his then fiancée in an elevator at an Atlantic City hotel earlier this year.
Predictably, Rice was lambasted on Twitter, but there was also heavy criticism directed at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who suspended Rice for only two games on July 24 for the incident.
Goodwell was widely grilled for being too lenient.
Here’s sample of the Twitter reaction:
I don't know much about football, but I know that Ray Rice is a piece of garbage who shouldn't be allowed to play it professionally anymore.—@Sethrogen
so the moral of the story is...you can get away with domestic abuse as long as there's no video? glad we sorted that out, humanity.—@amp6
Our world is head- scratching. Ppl need to see the whole video to be outraged? Like seeing him drag her out wasn't good enough?—@Jody_Jackson
So the NFL Commissioner thought Ray Rice knocked out his future wife with… kindness?—@scottfeschuk
<a href="https://twitter.com/Ravens">@Ravens</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SLangeneggerCBC">@SLangeneggerCBC</a> really, blaming herself for being a victim? regardless of circumstances this was unwarranted, cowards hit women—@rhylandc1
So if everyone who chimed in about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RayRice?src=hash">#RayRice</a> chipped in to help <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/domesticviolence?src=hash">#domesticviolence</a> victims and survivors we could make a positive impact.—@sfpelosi
Stop saying <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RayRice?src=hash">#RayRice</a> made a mistake, he committed a crime. anyone who has lived thru DV knows that wasn't the 1st time <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/stopvictimshaming?src=hash">#stopvictimshaming</a>—@CoCoValentine
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RayRice?src=hash">#RayRice</a> The 3 Most Naïve Questions in America 1) Why didn't Rice do hard time? 2) Why didn’t Ravens vet? 3)Why did <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a> wait 4 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TMZ?src=hash">#TMZ</a>?—@charlesadler
Roger Goodell's position as Commissioner of the NFL is no longer tenable. Whether he saw the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RayRice?src=hash">#RayRice</a> video or he did not, he failed.—@KeithOlbermann