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Mueller Report

Breaking news from the NFL…the Mueller report is in…and no one was broken off.

Former FBI director Robert Mueller was hired by the league to investigate the league’s handling of the Ray Rice case. Actually, he was hired to determine whether or not Goodell or anyone else in the league had seen the video of Rice knocking out his then fiancée in that Atlantic City casino elevator. And Mueller says he “found no evidence that any NFL employee received, downloaded or watched the tape.”

However, he also says, “league investigators did not contact any of the police officers who investigated the incident, the Atlantic county prosecutor’s office or the revel (casino) to attempt to obtain or view the in-elevator video or obtain other information.”

That’s odd. Because back in September, the league said it “requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator.”

So the report confirms the league lied. And it says the league quote “should have done more.” Right. Because it couldn’t have done any less.

Goodell, though, probably got up on stage at league headquarters, opened up the report in front of his minions like he was cracking open an envelope at the Golden Globes…and the winner is….us!! Except it’s not.

This report doesn’t exonerate Goodell. And it doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know. Either Goodell lied when he said he had never seen the elevator tape. Or if he really didn’t see it, it’s because he didn’t want to see it…in which case he should have been fired.

Fortunately for Goodell, most folks didn’t even know this investigation was going on. And the ones who did, probably no longer care. And the few, who still do, think he lied to cover his own back. And nothing in this report suggests he didn’t.

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