October 03 Issue

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Fourth and Long

New York—NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has come under national scrutiny for a tone-deaf response to spousal and child abuse issues relating to players, walks out to address the press on September 19. Following a leaked video which showed then–Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée and dragging her unconscious body from an elevator, it was alleged the NFL knew of the tape for months and tried to cover it up. In a public statement, Goodell admitted to not handling the situation properly but said he had no plans to resign.
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