Saints linebacker Junior Galette (22 sacks over the last two seasons) is already scheduled to visit the league offices in New York over the next few weeks (due to a DV arrest in January). And now the defensive captain
could will be in even murkier water with Goodell and Co. after a video of him viciously whipping a woman (around the 14-second mark) twice with a belt "emerged." The reason "emerged" is in quotes is because the video had already been up on YouTube since March of 2013. It's unclear how it went undiscovered for so long (probably due to the never-ending stream of shit videos on that site) but both the NFL and New Orleans are reportedly aware of it.
It's unclear what Galette's punishment will be, the NFL's conduct policy currently calls for:
"A baseline suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, battery, domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, other forms of family violence, or sexual assault, with consideration given to possible mitigating or aggravating circumstances."
But remember when Goodell did a 180 to override his own lenient punishment, and then indefinitely suspended Ray Rice after video of that elevator incident surfaced? Of course you do, it was like seven months ago. Anyway you would expect the commish to have a similar reaction to this clip, especially given the fact that the NFL PR machine built an entire "No More" campaign around stuff like this.
That would not bode well for either Galette, nor the Saints' pass rush. Galette had signed a four-year/$41.5 million dollar extension with the team before the start of the 2014 season.
According to Nick Underhill, who covers the Saints for the New Orleans Advocate, Galette's attorney has denied it's him in the video:
That being said, it's highly likely that this is what any attorney would say.
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