Atlantic City police initially charged Rice with a misdemeanor and he ultimately ended up with charges being dropped in exchange for entering a "diversion program." NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Rice for two games, less than others have gotten for, say, smoking a joint. There are conflicting reports, but it seems likely that Goodell had seen this awful video before making his decision, making the wrist-slap all the more offensive. (UPDATE: as of 10:11 this morning, the NFL released a statement saying they hadn't seen this video.) The Ravens, meanwhile, seem to have taken a shameful "leaving it up to the authorities" approach, which has made it hard to be a fan of the team, let alone Rice, going into the 2014 season.