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NFL received Rice video in April, report says

NFL received Rice video in April, report says

Questions surrounding when the NFL and the Ravens saw video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator intensified on Wednesday following a report that a law enforcement official sent the graphic footage to a league executive in April.

According to the Associated Press, which cites an anonymous law enforcement official and doesn't name the NFL executive, a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number was played for the wire service on April 9 confirming receipt of the video. In the message, a female voice thanks the official and says: "You're right. It's terrible."

Wednesday night commissioner Roger Goodell announced that former FBI...