Ray Rice is one of the most well-known running backs in the league.
The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice for two games for supposedly punching his fiancée and knocking her unconscious in the NFL. Rice was also fined.
While the NFL fined Indianapolis Colts OLB Robert Mathis for four games for allegedly using a fertility drug, the league thought that Rice’s two-game suspension would be just fine.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has immense power at his hands, and he failed to leverage it.
To Rice, Goodell stated, “I believe that you are sincere in your desire to learn from this matter and move forward toward a healthy relationship and successful career. I am now focused on your actions and expect you to demonstrate by those actions that you are prepared to fulfill those expectations.”
Regardless, Rice knocked someone out cold.
The NFL’s imbalance of values between PED punishment and domestic violence punishment was highlighted by Rice’s two-game ban.