NFL sets new penalties on domestic violence, sexual assault violations

A month after the NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games after he allegedly knocked out his soon-to-be wife at an Atlantic City hotel, the league admitted its error and significantly ramped up its penalties for domestic violence.

In a letter to team owners Thursday that was obtained by The Times, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a first offense will draw a six-game penalty, and at least a year for a second.

 

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