Final Word (I Think) on Ray Rice’s Suspension

Lombardi's Way Final Word (I Think) on Ray Rice’s Suspension

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We received a lot of push back from Ravens and NFL Fans not happy about what they believe to be a light-handed suspension given to Ray Rice (2 games, $500,000+).

Some followers were nasty after I posted the following Tweets:



Agree with me or not, my logic is as follows.

The NFL is all about expanding markets and making money. There’s risk associated with this decision in that many women will react negatively and that reaction damages a market the league hopes to expand.

So why would they make the call to suspend Rice for 2 games instead of 4-6 and risk the economic opportunity?

Maybe they have more intel and have concluded that based on the evidence, the punishment fits the crime. Has Roger Goodell ever given anyone a break?

Ray Rice’s father-in-law is good with Ray. Shouldn’t we be? Maybe he has more intel also.

Here’s something else to consider, redundant to a point given yesterday’s blog but worth restating.

If the evidence was so damning Atlantic County, NJ would not have agreed to allow Rice to enter the Pretrial Intervention Program. Once he successfully completes that, all charges are dismissed.

Maybe, just maybe there’s more to this than any of us know and AC and the NFL are right.

The court of public opinion can have its flaws.

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