Gillibrand: Senate may hold hearings on NFL, Ray Rice

Gillibrand: Senate may hold hearings on NFL, Ray Rice

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday said there could be congressional hearings following the domestic violence incident between Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice and his wife.

In an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” the Democratic senator from New York said the “way the NFL handled this was awful, it was outrageous.”

Rice was caught on camera appearing to beat his wife unconscious. Once the video surfaced, he was suspended indefinitely, but some reports indicate the National Football League was aware of the video before they copped to knowledge of it.

“If the NFL doesn’t police themselves, then we will be looking more into it,” she said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we had hearings.”

Gillibrand was one of 16 women senators to send a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. urging a “zero-tolerance policy” for domestic violence.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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