When Roger Goodell and the NFL only decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games during the upcoming NFL season in light of the domestic violence incident that he was involved in during the offseason, most people were outraged. And rightfully so. NFL players are routinely subjected to four-game suspensions for relatively minor drug offenses. So why, they asked, was Rice only hit with a two-game suspension for assaulting his now-wife Janay Rice back in February?
It seems the NFL heard all of the criticism they received after dishing Rice's suspension out—and want to make a change as a result of it. So according to several reports, the league is thinking about instituting a new rule that would hand players an automatic four to six-game suspension if they're involved in domestic violence incidents. And that suspension would be extended to a full season for repeat offenders. The hope is that it would drive home the message that domestic violence will not be tolerated by the NFL.
Do you think that an automatic four to six-game suspension is enough? The NFL is expected to reveal their new approach to domestic violence-related suspensions within the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
[via CBS Sports]