Business of Sport
Ewan MacKenna: Even the victims of the NFL's domestic violence problem don't want to discuss the subject.
Last February, the American football player Ray Rice and his fiancée entered the elevator of a casino in Atlantic City. By the time they exited, CCTV showed him dragging her limp body and dumping it in a corridor after he had punched her in the face, knocking her out. The NFL would say it didn’t see the footage until September, despite strong reports suggesting it had had the tape since April; it initially suspended the Baltimore Ravens running back for a mere two games. Meanwhile, Rice has since married his victim, who has blamed everyone else bar her husband for what transpired.
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