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NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

NFL: Former FBI director will conduct probe into how league handled evidence in Ray Rice case

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2011, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III speaks in Tucson, Ariz. The NFL says former FBI director Mueller will cond...
FILE - In this March 19, 2013, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on the FBI's budget. The NFL say...

Rice Video Investigation

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2011, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III speaks in Tucson, Ariz. The NFL says former FBI director Mueller will cond...

Rice Video Investigation

FILE - In this March 19, 2013, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on the FBI's budget. The NFL say...

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that Mueller will have access to all NFL records.

The NFL's announcement came after a law enforcement official told the AP on condition of anonymity that he sent a tape of Rice striking his then-fiancee at a casino to an NFL executive in April. Goodell has maintained that no one at the league saw the tape prior to Monday, when it went viral online.


Updated : 2021-10-26 05:17 GMT+08:00