Saturday September 13th, 2014

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is behind Roger Goodell despite the criticism the commissioner has faced for the Ray Rice situation.

"Roger Goodell has always had the best interests of football at heart, both on and off the field," Snyder said in the statement on Saturday. "We are fortunate to have him as our Commissioner. The entire Washington Redskins organization strongly endorses his efforts to eradicate domestic abuse and the independent investigation into the Ray Rice assault."

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An investigation into how the NFL handled the case, and the video showing Rice punching his then-fiancée, will be conducted by former FBI director Robert Mueller.

Some have called for the commissioner to resign, or be fired, over the matter, as he initially suspended Rice for two games before suspending him indefinitely.

Goodell has also stood behind the Redskins, who have been urged by some to change their name because they believe it is degrading to Native Americans.

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