September 20, 2014 1:24 pm -

It’s claimed that the Baltimore Ravens knew of the incriminating Ray Rice video shortly after it happened, and covered it up.


More than 20 senior sources within the squad and the NFL told ESPN the Ravens’ director of security Darren Sanders spoke to a police officer about the attack moments after the incident in a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Valentine’s Day.

He immediately recounted the information to the club’s executives.

But they opted to conceal the scandal and the true force of Rice’s assault did not emerge for another seven months – while the star running back was simply given a two-match ban.

In response, the Baltimore Ravens has hit out at the ESPN report, Outside The Lines, claiming it contained ‘numerous errors, inaccuracies, false assumptions and, perhaps, misunderstandings.’

‘The Ravens will address all of these next week in Baltimore after our trip to Cleveland for Sunday’s game against the Browns,’ the team said in a statement on Friday.

However, the report insists the claims have been corroborated by team officials, current and former league officials, NFL Players Association representatives and associates, and advisers and friends of Rice. [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.

6 responses to Report: Ravens Knew Of Video Immediately And Covered It Up

  1. tracey marie September 20th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    The abused need to be pitied and helped as well. The average number of times an abused women leaves until it is permenent is 7, sometimes that 7th time is because she is killed

    • Skydog2 September 20th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Unfortunately true.

  2. bahlers September 20th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    What difference does it make if the Ravens knew of the video? All that matters is if the NFL followed their policy in the discipline of Rice (which we can all agree that in January was minimal at best). The answer is yes, at least until TMZ released the video. Rice served his suspension and was subsequently removed from indefinitely from the NFL, a clear violation of his Due Process Rights guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. Now the NFLPA has sued the NFL for its handling of the situation.

    • Kick Frenzy September 20th, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      The difference is that if they knew and covered it up, that’s illegal.
      It could be both tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice, not to mention aiding and abetting.
      I don’t know how due process comes into play with an employer firing an employee… that’s apples and oranges.

      • bahlers September 20th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

        It’s only aiding and abetting if the NFL prevented law enforcement from viewing the surveillance footage, which everyone knows is NOT the case.

        Do you even know what due process means? Judging by what you wrote, it is clear that you do not.

  3. juicyfruityyy September 20th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I think that we all figured that they knew.