Why Does the NFL Need to See Domestic Violence to Believe It?

After the graphic video of Ray Rice hitting his then fiancée was viewed, Rice lost his $35 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens.
Sep 8, 2014·
Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture.

Ray Rice was originally given a two-game suspension for hitting his then fiancée and now wife, but new video footage released by TMZ on Monday led to an indefinite suspension from the NFL.

The hosts discuss why it took video footage of this horrific assault for the league to take drastic action, especially when teammates who have tested positive for marijuana or dog fighting have received harsher penalties.

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