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NFL insists it has no evidence it received Ray Rice tape


It appears it’s going to take Robert Mueller, or either the NFLPA’s investigation, to get to the bottom of this one.

Because even with the Associated Press doubling down on previous reports that the video of Ray Rice punching his wife in the face was delivered to the league offices, the league insists it never saw it.

Via Nancy Armour of USA Today, the league said it had no evidence that the video was delivered to its headquarters.

The AP source said he received a voicemail from an unidentified woman at the league office confirming receipt.

“Our office has found absolutely no evidence to support the claim of the anonymous ‘law enforcement source’ that he sent a video to us or that he received a telephone call to his ‘disposable cell phone’ from an unidentified female using an NFL line,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

As Florio noted this morning, the only way to get to the bottom of this might be Mueller talking to whomever this mysterious source may be.

Absent that, the league has hunkered down on this position.