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NFL Notes: Investigation Into Ray Rice Case, Greg Hardy & Ray McDonald, Browns & Vikings


NFL Investigation Into Ray Rice Case

The NFL announced Wednesday night that they are hiring former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate the league’s handling of the Ray Rice case.

  • Mueller’s investigation will be overseen by Steelers owner Art Rooney and Giants owner John Mara.
  • Commissioner Roger Goodell has pledged to over his full cooperation to Mueller, who will have access to all of the NFL’s records.
  • The final report will be made available to the public.
  • Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported earlier in the day that Goodell remains adamant that he won’t resign.
  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller is mobilizing members to hold hearings on the NFL domestic violence.

Greg Hardy & Ray McDonald

Roger Goodell mentioned that Panthers DE Greg Hardy and 49ers DL Ray McDonald will be subject to the new domestic violence discipline policy, despite the fact that it was just put into place a few weeks ago.

“They’ll be evaluated under our new policy,” Goodell said, via CBSSports.comThat’s something we will obviously progress. It’s very important, obviously, to make sure we have all the facts and to make sure law enforcement has the opportunity to do what they need to do.

“We have to make sure whatever action we should take at the appropriate time we’re in position to do. We’ve had conversations with the union about that.”


  • TE Jordan Cameron said he’s “all good” after he underwent an MRI on his shoulder that revealed just a sprained AC joint.

Yeah, it’s all good,” Cameron said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Right now, it’s just a day-by-day thing. Just seeing how it feels when I wake up, and we’ll go from there.”

Cameron is considered day-to-day.


  • The Vikings are paying practice squad OL Austin Wentworth a salary of $24,705 per week, which is more than the minimum rate. (Brian McIntyre)

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