NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Indefinitely Suspends Ray Rice for Domestic Abuse. Is the Punishment Fair? Yes. Is it Legal? Yes.

In July of this year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell disciplined Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice with a two-game suspension for assaulting his then fiancée’ and current wife Janay Palmer. After the penalty was widely criticized as too lenient by women’s rights advocates, academics, and yes, even the media, Commissioner Goodell acknowledged he had mishandled […]