Report: Rice investigation expected to be complete by end of month
The investigation headed by former FBI director Robert Mueller looking into the handling of the case involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is expected to be completed by the end of the month, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports.
The investigation stems from the NFL's handling and punishment of Rice, which went from two games to an indefinite suspension, for violating the league’s personal conduct policy after a videotape surfaced showing Rice hitting his then-fiancée, now wife Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February.
Rice is appealing his suspension, which will be heard by former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones.
There was another videotape, which showed Rice dragging Palmer out of that casino elevator, ultimately leading to his two-game ban.
The Associated Press reported last month that a law enforcement official sent a copy of the Rice elevator video to an NFL executive in April. That law enforcement official played the AP a 12-second voicemail from a phone number sourced to the NFL's office.
The NFL has repeatedly denied that no one from its office saw the second videotape of Rice until TMZ posted it on its website on Sept. 8.
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