One of the off-season’s many dramas finally came to an auspicious end Thursday when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decided the punishment Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice would face for assaulting his then-fiancé.
He is going to miss two games which will cost him somewhere in the $470K range and be fined $58,000.
The announcement has not been well received by the public. Most believe the sentence is way too light—especially since failing a drug test for the first time will cost a player four games and a year for the second.
It’s great that the NFL is tough on drugs, but to be so easy on domestic violence?
Rice has the option to appeal the decision, but has said that he will not. He will end up missing games against two division rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.