Ray Rice took the 2 game suspension without an attempt of an appeal, and tried to seem very innocent in his first press conference following the incident. His fiancee watched from a distance as the Ravens surrounded him in support, now knowing exactly what they were supporting. Rice apologized to the team, his family, and the fans, but it's clear now that his apology may not have been as sincere as originally believed to be. While Rice was apologizing to his team and the fans, he was lying to all of them at the same time. Although never saying what happened that night at the casino, he never revealed the truth about that night.
Now that Ray Rice is facing the consequences, all eyes turn to Roger Goodell. When the video came out Monday morning, questions began to swirl around the commissioner. Why did it take 8 months to release the security camera footage from the incident last February? And more importantly, why is it TMZ releasing this footage, supposedly before the NFL got their hands on it? Footage like that doesn't seem to be too difficult to get a hold of, especially when you're an entity like the National Football League. All signs point to the NFL seeing this footage long before Monday, but for some reason hiding it from the public, and pretty much defending the vicious actions of the former Ravens RB. The reason may remain unknown, but the NFL, especially Roger Goodell, looks just as guilty as Ray Rice.