At some point this is going to be just too much for Roger Goodell to overcome and he will have to seriously consider stepping down from his role as commissioner.
Multiple sources are now indicating that Goodell’s statement to CBS Evening News earlier this week indicating that Ray Rice was ambiguous in his statements to Goodell during a closed-door meeting are patently false.
Goodell told CBS that Rice's account was "ambiguous." Four sources say Rice told the commish he punched his fiancée: http://t.co/DDlYxqhLv7
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) September 11, 2014
Here is some of the ESPN report linked above.
Ray didn’t lie to the commissioner,” a source with knowledge of the meeting told “Outside the Lines.” “He told the full truth to Goodell – he made it clear he had hit her, and he told Goodell he was sorry and that it wouldn’t happen again.”
“He told the truth,” a second source said. “This is a public lynching of Ray.”
A third source with knowledge of Rice’s discussion with the commissioner said: “There was no ambiguity about what happened [in the elevator].” A fourth source also confirmed how the information was relayed at the meeting; however, a fifth source with knowledge of the meeting said Rice told Goodell he had “slapped” his fiancee.
Oh Roger, you are sitting here in your own pile of lies and making others up in order to cover up for the original lie. This may not really be the case, but it sure the heck looks like it.
Photo: USA Today