Report: NFL employees hand over records to investigators in Rice case
Employees at NFL headquarters in New York City turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how the league and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handled the case of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, reports the Associated Press.
According to the report, almost 500 employees gave evidence to a team of investigators working for former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III. Mueller's report will examine if anyone at the NFL had knowledge or had seen the video tape of Rice striking his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February before that tape was released to the public. That report is expected to be released later this month.
After a September release of a videotape by TMZ.com showing footage from inside of the elevator, the Ravens released Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely.
According to the AP, investigators will focus on phone calls made from NFL offices to numbers with New Jersey area codes and that employees were asked to identify certain numbers in question. Investigators called some of the numbers to verify call recipients, according to the report.
The investigators also want the identity of the person who called a law enforcement official who said he mailed a copy of the video to NFL headquarters to the attention of the league’s head of security.
The AP was played a voicemail from the official in which a woman confirmed she received the video at league headquarters.
- Scooby Axson