Tabloid Site TMZ Claims NFL Did Not Seek Ray Rice Footage

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Celebrity gossip site TMZ is claiming the NFL never asked for footage showing former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee, Janay, in an Atlantic City casino elevator, causing her to black out.

TMZ released the footage yesterday, resulting in the Ravens terminating Rice's contract and the NFL suspending him indefinitely.

There was public outrage when Rice received a two game suspension after video surfaced in February of Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee out of the elevator.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks to Juliet Macur, a sports columnist for the New York Times, about the new footage.

Correction: An earlier version of this article mistakenly said the footage of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancee was from a  Las Vegas casino. It was an Atlantic City casino.


This segment aired on September 9, 2014.


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