Report: NFL players could have seen Ray Rice video weeks after incident

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TMZ reporter challenges Goodell on Rice Tape
Monday September 22nd, 2014

NFL players reportedly had access to the Ray Rice video "a week or two" after the Feb. 15 incident when he punched his then-fiancée, now-wife, Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator, Adam Schefter said on Mike & Mike on Monday morning.

"There were players who were in Las Vegas a week or two after this incident," Schefter said. "I know one player said, 'You want to see the videotape of what happened?' So there were players who could see the videotape, and yet the Ravens, many of the Ravens, claim they couldn't see it, and the people in the NFL said they never saw it."

After elevator video of the altercation was released by TMZ on Sept. 8, Goodell told CBS he had not previously seen the video and that the NFL was "never granted the opportunity" to see it. Two days later, the Associated Press reported that a law enforcement official said he sent a copy of the video to an NFL executive in April. The AP said it listened to a voicemail confirming the NFL office received it.

Goodell said last week that the NFL "made no additional effort to obtain the video."

- Sarah Barshop

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