The black women’s group did meet with top NFL executives, but Goodell was noticeably absent. I support their message: Hitting a woman is absolutely unacceptable and an NFL player who strikes a woman, in my view, should be automatically suspended. But Rice may be on solid legal ground and could be reinstated to the NFL.
That’s doesn’t necessarily mean an NFL team would jump to sign him as any team would likely take considerable criticism for hiring a man who callously knocked out the woman he claims to love. “I failed miserably,” Rice said during a press conference earlier this year. “But I wouldn’t call myself a failure because I’m working my way back up.”
Rice is working his way back and the NFL may just have to allow him a second chance. I just hope he’s a changed man and has learned from his past mistakes.
What do you think?
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