The buck is about to stop on the NFL Commissioner's desk.
This was Tuesday:
"No one in the NFL [saw the second video] to my knowledge," Roger Goodell told CBS Tuesday. "And I asked that same question and the answer to that is no."
This was Wednesday:
BREAKING: AP Source: Law enforcement official sent copy of Ray Rice tape to NFL executive in April— The Associated Press (@AP) September 10, 2014
But this excerpt is the damning part.
here's the key detail RT @BaxterHolmes: This is damning http://t.co/9AApBrb7Pu pic.twitter.com/NxO6sR6NiL— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) September 10, 2014
Despite public support from NFL owners like Robert Kraft and John Mara in the past 24 hours, it's hard to imagine Roger Goodell survives this. Whether it's through deceit or willful ignorance or ineptitude, his disciplinary processes have failed.
Either Googdell steps down or an independent arbitrator must be brought in for all NFL disciplinary matters. And maybe both.
"Protect the shield" has lost its meaning.