Goodell misses the point on Ray Rice penalty criticism [Letter]

In reference to your article of Aug. 2 ("Goodell defends his call on Rice"), I believe that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has missed the point by a wide margin. If this were basketball, we would be hearing raucous chants of "Air Ball." The increasing complaints, including from a number of U.S. senators, are not about Ray Rice's two-game suspension being inconsistent with other domestic abuse cases in the NFL. The complaints are about the consistent leniency of the NFL with regard to the domestic abuse cases of its players. I believe that Mr. Goodell shot himself in the foot, and it just hasn't started to hurt much yet.

Dave Mayhew, Cockeysville

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