And the plot thickens. According to the Associated Press, a law enforcement official claims that the elevator video obtained by TMZ, which shows Ray Rice striking his then-fianceé Janay Palmer in the Atlantic City hotel in February, was not only sent to the NFL headquarters but was submitted to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April. The anonymous individual isn't sure, though, if Miller ever saw the video or even opened the package.
The person did, however, receive a voicemail on April 9, lasting only 12 seconds, where a woman says, "You're right. It's terrible." Here is his entire statement:
"Since the NFLPA and NFL have launched separate investigations into the league and the Ravens' handling of Ray Rice's case, I want to make a few things clear. No one from the NFL ever asked me for the inside-elevator video," the official said Thursday. "I mailed it anonymously to Jeff Miller because he's their head of security. I attached a note saying: `Ray Rice elevator video. You have to see it. It's terrible.' I provided a number for a disposable cellphone and asked for confirmation that it was received. I knew there was a possibility Mr. Miller may not get the video, but I hoped it would land in the right hands."
Upon hearing this new report, Miller, who is in London right now for Sunday's game between the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins, has responded, saying, "I unequivocally deny that I received at any time a copy of the video, and I had not watched it until it was made public on September 8." We will update you when more information becomes available.