On Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
It was shocking to see just how short of a suspension Rice was given after video surfaced of the Ravens running back dragging his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator, and even more troubling was the support of Rice that was shown by his head coach, John Harbaugh.
There was outrage on social media immediately following the announcement of Rice’s light suspension, and it is not going away.
Many believe that the NFL does not take domestic violence as seriously as it should, and this latest light suspension makes it clear that Roger Goodell is not taking things as seriously as he should.
You can check out some of the reaction below:
The NFL suspended Ray Rice 2 games for assaulting his fiancee. The NFL suspended Terrelle Pryor 5 games over free tattoos. In college.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) July 24, 2014
Luckily Ray Rice wasn’t dragging around a massive, unconscious joint.
— Nishant (@FourThinInches) July 24, 2014
I’m furious and sad. And sad and furious. It’s cool I have this platform, but @nflcommish you had the power and failed miserably.
— Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea) July 24, 2014
— David Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) July 24, 2014
Josh Gordon facing a year-long suspension for smoking pot. Ray Rice gets two games for beating up his wife. Unreal.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) July 24, 2014
How the NFL continues to brush aside this domestic violence issue just completely baffles me.
— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) July 24, 2014
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 24, 2014
Eagles linemen got suspended more games for taking prescription drugs that failed a PED test then Ray Rice did for knocking out his gf…..k
— Scottie (@ItsJustKaleb) July 24, 2014
The message to my wife & 3 daughters today? The business that’s been such a big part of our life, really doesn’t give a f**k about you.
— Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) July 24, 2014