NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is currently under huge pressure in the wake of the Ray Rice saga that is threatening to unravel the alleged false claims from Goodell.
Ray Rice was released from the Baltimore Ravens this week after TMZ published a video of his domestic assault on his then fiance, now wife, Janay Rice.
The release brought global condemnation for Rice, and the NFL were urged to act and did so by suspending him indefinitely.
But the NFL has come in for some severe criticism because of Goodell's stance that nobody in the organization had seen the domestic assault video before. This claim has been questioned by some well informed reporters and fans alike.
ESPN ran a poll this week, and the result of the poll made pretty terrible reading for Goodell and the NFL, with the majority of fans polled claiming that Goodell is lying.
"A total of 61 percent of the 544 adults surveyed said they did not think the NFL fully tried to investigate the Rice domestic assault, while 55 percent said they do not believe the commissioner's statement that, to his knowledge, no one in the league offices saw the video of the incident until Monday," ESPN
"Still, 45 percent of respondents said Goodell should keep his job, compared to 37 percent who said he should lose it.
"The telephone survey was produced for ESPN by Langer Research Associates."
Most of you will know by now that the Rice saga began back in February when he assaulted his then fiance now wife, Janay Rice, in an elevator lift at a casino.
Ray Rice was charged and given a suspended prison sentence after it was adjudged he could seek counseling instead.
But when TMZ released the video earlier this week, it became a global trending topic that forced the Ravens to release him and the NFL to ban him indefinitely.
And the story even took a weird turn when Indiana Pacers NBA superstar Paul George defended Rice, before he and his team apologized for his comments.
One thing's for sure, the Ray Rice saga will run and run for sometime yet.
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