*The NFL was deemed to have never previously seen the Ray Rice in-elevator video, according to findings released Thursday by an independent investigation led by Robert Mueller.
“We found no evidence that anyone at the NFL had or saw the in-elevator video before it was publicly shown. We also found no evidence that a woman at the NFL acknowledged receipt of that video in a voicemail message on April 9, 2014,” the report said.
While the findings supported commissioner Roger Goodell’s assertion that the league had not seen the video that shows Rice punching his now-wife in an Atlantic City elevator, the Mueller report did say the NFL could have done more to properly investigate the charges.
“We concluded there was substantial information about the incident — even without the in-elevator video — indicating the need for a more thorough investigation,” the report said. “The NFL should have done more with the information it had, and should have taken additional steps to obtain all available information about the February 15 incident.”