"Roger [Goodell] is not a liar," said the owner, who asked not to be identified. "He's a good man who always wants to protect the NFL. He's respected and liked by every owner I know. I believe Roger and the league. I trust them."
The words "wants to protect the NFL" leaped off the screen at me as if they'd been highlighted. Of course he wants to protect the NFL. It's his job. Never mind that Ray Rice knocked his then-fiancee unconscious in a public elevator...let's just play it down for the benefit of the NFL. Two-game suspension, then business as usual. All of a sudden, months later, the video becomes public (did the NFL have it at the time or not? If not, why not?? Let's say it all together now: Legal tactics!) and then, strangely, he's suspended indefinitely FOR THE SAME ASSAULT. The only difference is that now people can actually WATCH him dropping this woman with one vicious punch. What did they think it looked like?? Jesus.
Two things I don't understand:
1) Why the HELL this woman married him after he beat her unconscious?? I'm guessing $$.
2) Since WHEN is our employers' job to investigate and punish us for criminal acts??
Oh well. It's clearly going to be one of those days...It's never good when I find myself thinking in all-caps. I'm just going to put my head down and keep going till it's over.