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Mueller Report finds “no evidence” NFL received or saw Rice video before its release

Ray Rice

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The Ravens have cut Ray Rice. Hours after the release of a video that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiancee in February, the team terminated his contract Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)


The independent report commissioned by the NFL in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal has found the league did not see or possess the infamous video of Rice striking his then-fiancee before its widespread release in September.

Moreover, the Mueller Report, which was overseen by former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III, claims its investigation “found no evidence” someone at the league office had confirmed receiving the video, as The Associated Press had reported.

Wrote Mueller: "(Despite) extensive investigation, we have found no evidence that anyone at the League received or viewed the in-elevator video prior to its public release. Likewise, we have found no evidence of a woman at the League acknowledging receipt of that video in a voicemail message left on April 9, 2014.”

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