(OWINGS MILLS, Md.) -- Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti disputed a report by ESPN regarding the organization’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic abuse case.
ESPN’s Outside The Lines reported on Friday that Bisciotti, Ravens president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to be lenient in his punishment of Rice.
“It’s Ray’s attorney, its Ray’s agent, and it’s Ray’s friends,” Bisciotti said. “They are building a case for reinstatement and the best way to build a case for reinstatement is to make everyone else look like they’re lying.”
The Ravens parted ways with Rice following the release of a video by TMZ that showed the running back striking his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel hotel in Atlantic City. The NFL originally suspended Rice for two games, then changed course and handed him an indefinite ban following the publication of the video.
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