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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. At least four television networks say they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing football player Rice striking his fiancee, footage that has called into question how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence. The video from a casino elevator showing Janay Palmer crumbling to the floor after a punch has already been seen many times on TV since TMZ released it Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, […]

09/12/2014

FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens football player  Ray Rice holds hands with his wife, Janay Palmer, as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J. Banter by two "Fox & Friends" hosts about video showing Rice hitting his then future wife is under fire. The hosts, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocey, made their on-air comments Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, while discussing newly released elevator video showing Rice hitting Janay Palmer in February. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

New Jersey law advises that those who commit violent crimes should “generally be rejected” from the program Ray Rice was allowed into instead of potentially facing jail time for knocking his then-fiancee unconscious. But the […]

09/11/2014

FILE - In this March 19, 2013, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on the FBI's budget. The NFL says former FBI director Mueller will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014,  that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Owners say Rice investigation will be independent, made public

NEW YORK (AP) — The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe […]

09/11/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. At least four television networks say they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing football player Rice striking his fiancee, footage that has called into question how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence. The video from a casino elevator showing Janay Palmer crumbling to the floor after a punch has already been seen many times on TV since TMZ released it Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Networks say they’re no longer showing Rice video

NEW YORK (AP) — At least five television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage […]

09/11/2014

FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pauses as he speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. A new video that appears to show Ray Rice striking then-fiance Janay Palmer in an elevator last February has been released on a website.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ray Rice’s NY high school removes jersey, placard

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Ray Rice’s suburban New York high school has removed his NFL jersey from its wall of fame. The Journal News reports that New Rochelle High School also removed a placard […]

09/11/2014

FILE - In this March 19, 2014, file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, tries to move around Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence. The Indiana Pacers […]

09/11/2014

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham (6), left, is congratulated by teammates agter hitting a 41-yard field goal as time ran out in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns  on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 30-27. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

BALTIMORE (AP) — Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night. The matchup against the Pittsburgh […]

09/11/2014

FILE - In this March 19, 2013, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on the FBI's budget. The NFL says former FBI director Mueller will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014,  that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

NFL to look into its handling of Rice case

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be […]

09/11/2014

In this still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punches his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J., in February 2014. The Ravens terminated their contract with Rice Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, hours after the video surfaced on TMZ's website, and he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL. (AP Photo)

NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back […]

09/10/2014

Referee Tony Corrente runs toward the 50-yard line of Levi's Stadium field during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)

49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer Robinson

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for two upcoming games following comments this week to a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice […]

09/10/2014

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