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LePage “boycotting” NFL After Ray Rice Suspension

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You can add Governor Paul LePage to the long list of people criticizing the National Football League and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for being soft on domestic violence. LePage blasted the NFL and Goodell over their punishment of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Rice was captured on video in February dragging his unconscious fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator in Atlantic City after he allegedly assaulted her. Rice was suspended two games by the league. Rice and Palmer are now married and Rice has publicly apologized for the incident.

Thursday morning, on the George Hale-Ric Tyler radio program LePage said he was “incensed” with anger over the “slap on the hand” for Rice saying he’s “boycotting” the NFL and sending Goodell a letter to express his outrage.

“They care so little about our women and our children that they’re going to hire these barbarians who go and hit their wives and their kids and they’re gonna get a slap on the hand? And some guy got a year for smoking pot? You know what I think he (Ray Rice) should have got? A three year suspension. The team should have taken him out behind the back shed and taken care of him. I’m so incensed about it it’s unbelievable. I’m so mad that we would allow that and he would get a slap on the hand like that.,” LePage said.

Critics of the suspension argue Goodell missed a golden opportunity to send a strong message to the league that domestic violence was not going to be tolerated.
I especially love how Paul LePage does NOT mince words. (He has gotten a TON of political flack because of that fact) This line sums it up, I think:
The team should have taken him out behind the back shed and taken care of him.
What are your thoughts on the NFL's decision to give such a light punishment?
 

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The Ravens could have and should have added games to his suspension. They could have easily sat him for a couple games.
Im a Packer fan but I have inlaws who live in Maryland, so the Ravens were a team who I always liked and I always liked Ray Race (hey, diddle, diddle, Ray Rice up the middle) up until now but Im very disappointed in the Ravens and Im not sure that I will be able to cheer for Rice anymore.
Im especially disappointed in the NFL. They could have sent a message, especially considering they gave Josh Gordon a 1-year suspension. However, what they did was send the message that smoking weed is worse than hitting a woman. Not cool.
 

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Rice is from my hometown of New Rochelle. I love him in football but after this i have a different view of him. He is a coward in my book. i'm sorry if you don't feel that way but he should be banned from football for one year and thrown in jail.
 

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Rice is from my hometown of New Rochelle. I love him in football but after this i have a different view of him. He is a coward in my book. i'm sorry if you don't feel that way but he should be banned from football for one year and thrown in jail.
↑ THIS! This a agree with FULLY!
 
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