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Roger Goodell's Memo To Teams About Ray Rice

There are still lots of questions swirling around the Ray Rice knockout video, and the NFL's reaction to it. Did they know about it and just fail to get it? Did they watch it and fail to react?

Roger Goodell wrote a memo to teams about the investigation into the Ray Rice incident, and this is what he said:

"As you know, there has been a good deal of speculation about the investigatory process that preceded the decision to suspend Ray Rice for his involvement in an incident of domestic violence last February. I want to use this opportunity to address this matter and provide a full understanding of the process that was followed.

"First, we did not see video of what took place inside the elevator until it was publicly released on Monday. When the new video evidence became available, we acted promptly and imposed an indefinite suspension on Mr. Rice."

Below is the entire memo courtesy of Adam Schefter.

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