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NFL players, media members react to Roger Goodell on Twitter

Current and former NFL players, as well as media members, have gone to Twitter to criticize commissioner Roger Goodell's response to the Ray Rice case.
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Current and former NFL players, as well as media members, have gone to Twitter to criticize commissioner Roger Goodell's response to the Ray Rice case.

On Wednesday,the Associated Press reported that an NFL executive had received the elevator tape of Rice and his then-fiancée​ Janay Palmer in April.

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On Tuesday, reported the NFL never asked the casino to see elevator security video. The league responded with a statement saying it saw the video for the first time Monday morning.

Later Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CBS that the league had never seen video of what happened in the elevator.

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Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White:

San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis:

Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin:

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams:

Former NFL linebacker Jonathan Vilma:

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton:

Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison:

San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle:

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On Monday, released video of Rice striking his then-fiancée, now-wife Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino on Feb. 15. Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL later that day. He had previously been suspended by Goodell for two games.

ABC reported Wednesday that the Baltimore Ravens knew the surveillance video existed, and Rice's lawyer had a copy of the footage, but did not ask to see it.

Albert Breer of NFL Network reports the Ravens said they asked the lawyer for the tape, but "he said he didn't have it at that time, but that he had seen it."

Several individuals and organizations have called for Goodell to resign, including the National Organization for Women and U.S. senator Heidi Heitkamp.

On Wednesday, ESPN reported that Rice twice spat in the face of Palmer, which prompted Palmer's reactionary movements that led to Rice's punch.