Daily Talker: Goodell’s Mea Culpa
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is now admitting he messed up. The NFL sent a letter to all 32 teams announcing a new domestic violence policy. NFL players will be subject to a six-game suspension for a first offense. And a lifetime banishment from the league for a second offense.
An NFL spokesman told CBS Sports that each case will be addressed individually.
This all comes after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice got a two-game suspension after police say he knocked his fiancée unconscious at an Atlantic City hotel. Rice was indicted on one count of aggravated assault. He was accepted into a pretrial intervention program meaning he would avoid prosecution and possible jail time. Goodell was criticized for what many considered to be a very lenient punishment.
Is this new policy enough? What is an appropriate punishment for NFL players who commit domestic violence?