The National Football League’s story about how it handled the Ray Rice domestic violence situation may be further unraveling.
The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that an unnamed law enforcement official sent an NFL executive the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in April, months before it was released by TMZ. The report contradicts the claims of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that no one in the league office had seen the footage before it became public on Monday.
“We have no knowledge of this,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN in response to the report. “We are not aware of anyone in our office who possessed or saw the video before it was made public on Monday. We will look into it.”