The Associated Press is reporting that law enforcement officials sent the league office video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee months ago, despite claims from league commissioner Roger Goodell that the video was never made available to them. The NFL released a brief statement in response:
"We have no knowledge of this. We are not aware of anyone in our office who possessed or saw the video before it was made public on Monday. We will look into it."
Here's the latest from Rob Maaddi of the AP:
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
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