The Ray Rice Mess Won't Be the End of NFL Boss Roger Goodell

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National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has come forward to defend his handling of Ray Rice’s domestic abuse case. The interview with CBS Evening News revolved mainly around whether he or anybody at the NFL had seen the video of the former Baltimore Ravens star punching his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City hotel elevator before it was made public by TMZ on Monday. Goodell says no; not everybody believes him. At the end of the interview, the commissioner batted down the idea that his job might be on the line: “I’m used to criticism,” he said. “I’m used to that.”

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