Anonymous source says Rice tape was sent to NFL – but can we believe it?
I’m not sure what to make of this latest development. I’m perfectly capable of believing that Roger Goodell saw the infamous video of Ray Rice KOing his then-fiancee Janay – in fact, I may be leaning that way – but that doesn’t mean that I automatically buy any claim that supports the opinion.
In this case:
- Go in fear of anonymous sources. Anonymity is sometimes necessary and good, but in all cases it makes it impossible to assign credibility.
- Who the hell records that kind of phone exchange?
- Finally, a law enforcement official released the tape without authorization because he/she didn’t want the NFL to make a ruling without it? Really? I’m almost certain that’s grounds for immediate termination, and it calls into question the credibility of said alleged officer/official.
Frankly I think Commish should have been fired for the two-game suspension, period. So this is no way in hell defense of him. But this new piece of evidence smells like week-old tuna.