September 10, 2014 9:13 pm -

A law enforcement official says that months ago he sent the NFL video of Ray Rice hitting his then-girlfriend in an elevator.


The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: “You’re right. It’s terrible.”

The law enforcement official, speaking to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, says he had no further communication with any NFL employee and can’t confirm anyone watched the video. The person said they were unauthorized to release the video but shared it unsolicited, because they wanted the NFL to have it before deciding on Rice’s punishment.

The NFL has repeatedly said it asked for but could not obtain the video of Rice hitting Janay Palmer — who is now his wife — at an Atlantic City casino in February.

The league says it has no record of the video, and no one in the league office had seen it until TMZ released it. When asked about the voicemail Wednesday, NFL officials repeated their assertion that no league official had seen the video before Monday.

The person said he sent a DVD copy of the security camera video to an NFL office and included his contact information. He asked the AP not to release the name of the NFL executive, for fear that the information would identify the law enforcement official as the source.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Source: Rice Video Was Sent To NFL Months Ago

  1. tiredoftea September 10th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Nope, nope, no, we didn’t get it. We were out that day. Yeah, that’s it! We were doing sensitivity training for our staff. Yeah, that’s what we were doing.

    • juicyfruityyy September 10th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      I sure that the DVD was sent to the wrong address. Of course, they forgot to have their mail forwarded.

      • tiredoftea September 10th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

        Yes, somewhere in the NHL’s mail room!

  2. juicyfruityyy September 10th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    It is not surprising that NFL was notified, first. Alot of money involved in the sport.

  3. fancypants September 10th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    its a good thing roger is kept well informed on how NFL players behave off field

  4. whatthe46 September 10th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    “A law enforcement official says that months ago he sent the NFL video of Ray Rice hitting his then-girlfriend in an elevator.”
    and this “LEO” thinks that makes them look good? give me a break. forget that they (NFL) “received” the video, what about the fact that the D.A. had to have seen it and did nothing with the information. if the NFL wants to keep him in play, that can be dealth with at a later time, but the time to charge him with the information they had was immediate. son-of-a-bitches!

  5. whatthe46 September 11th, 2014 at 1:03 am

    watchin drew and some of the commentators are upset more with the NFL than the LEO’s, because they feel that something should have happened prior to the releasing of the 2nd video, i.e., fired. (fine, great) but not one of them held the LEO’s accountable for their actions, nor the judge, nor the D.A. what fk’n gives? am i missing something?

  6. whatthe46 September 11th, 2014 at 1:17 am

    another thing comes to mind… the NFL is a money making magnet. i wonder if the person who gave that 2nd tape to them, via the resceptionist, likely turned it over to the “powers that be,” then paid someone off. i.e., the judge and prosecutor, not to prosecute. i think the very person that turned the video over to TMZ was upset that no one took action in the NFL or the legal system. something to ponder.

  7. Skydog2 September 11th, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Off the field violence by NFL players goes well beyond Ray Rice.

    • Carla Akins September 11th, 2014 at 6:06 am

      You’re right and it goes beyond sports figures. All aggression based professions have issues in this field, the military and law enforcement in particular. I have not seen any recent numbers on the military (other than sex abuse) but Harvard recently released a study showing more than 40% of law enforcement had DV issues serious enough to warrant a doctor visit by the victim.