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Washington, DC (SportsNetwork. Corey Seager Jersey .com) - Former FBI director Robert Mueller said his investigation found no evidence that the NFL saw the elevator video of Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee before the tape was released in September. Muellers report did, however, say the league should have conducted a more thorough investigation of the incident before issuing the initial two-game suspension to Rice, who was then suspended indefinitely after the video inside the elevator showed the former Baltimore Ravens running back punching Janay Palmer and knocking her unconscious. Rice, who was released by the Ravens after the additional video came to light and just before the league announced its extended suspension, won an appeal of the extensive penalty but did not play during the 2014 season. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was widely criticized for his handling of the case, which stemmed from Rices assault of Palmer -- now his wife -- in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino in February. Goodell said the league never saw the video of the actual punch until it was released by TMZ.com in September, but a report from the Associated Press said a law enforcement official said he sent a copy of the video to an NFL executive in April, two months after the incident and five months before the initial suspension was issued. The AP story said a woman at the NFLs office confirmed receipt of the video in an April 9 phone call, prompting the league to give Mueller authority to conduct an independent investigation. According to Muellers report, he and his colleagues interviewed more than 200 NFL employees and contractors, including every female employee, contractor or vendor whose electronic badge recorded that she was in the leagues main office on that day. Digital forensics experts searched computers and mobile phones of the leagues senior executives, including Goodell, for any evidence of the in-elevator video. Investigators also reviewed millions of documents, e-mails, text messages and electronic data logs during the four-month inquiry. In summarizing the process, Mueller concluded: We found no evidence that anyone at the NFL had or saw the in-elevator video before it was publicly shown. We also found no evidence that a woman at the NFL acknowledged receipt of that video in a voicemail message on April 9, 2014. We concluded there was substantial information about the incident -- even without the in-elevator video -- indicating the need for a more thorough investigation. The NFL should have done more with the information it had, and should have taken additional steps to obtain all available information about the Feb. 15 incident. Muellers report said the NFL has done well to change its personal conduct policy in the wake the incident, but added that the league needs to be more assertive in its investigations and rely less on the legal system. The investigators identified a weakness -- as they call it -- in the leagues long-standing practice of deferring to the criminal justice system when matters like this arise, said New York Giants president John Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II in a statement after Muellers report was issued. Mr. Mueller concludes that the league should have conducted a more substantial independent investigation of this matter and he has made six recommendations. This morning, we spoke to commissioner Goodell about these recommendations. We want to review them and understand them in greater detail. We look forward to moving forward on this. Goodells credibility came under scrutiny during the process, but the owners statement following Muellers report backed the commissioners actions. It is clear to us that commissioner Goodell was forthright in the statements he made to the owners about this matter, and we have every confidence that Roger Goodell is the right person to lead the league as we move forward, Mara and Rooney said. The Rice case spurred the NFL into stronger penalties for domestic violence. Yasiel Puig Jersey . Ashley Wagner will skate in the womens short program for a U.S. team thats in seventh place. Davis and White won the silver medal at the Vancouver Games and are two-time world champions.Brandon McCarthy Jersey . Today, well look at five frontcourt players today, here from the Bay Area. 1. AMIR JOHNSON (Raptors): I cant figure out what the issue or problem is, but based upon what Im seeing, hes not right.SOCHI, Russia – Gabriel Landeskog was a 13-year-old kid in Stockholm standing on his couch and cheering emphatically when Henrik Lundqvist helped secure gold for the Swedes at the 2006 Olympics in Italy. "My dad was kind of yelling at me to sit down and relax," recalled Landeskog, now 21 and a member of the Swedish Olympic squad here in Sochi. "Im like what do you mean, sit down and relax? We just won the Olympics!" Prominent in those memories for the budding Colorado Avalanche captain was the performance of a then-23-year-old Lundqvist, who stopped 25 shots in the final with Finland, preserving the second Olympic gold for Sweden. "He pretty much singlehandedly won that final game," said Landeskog of the 3-2 victory. Hes known as the King and stands as perhaps the biggest obstacle to a gold repeat for Team Canada at these Olympics. Not only the face and cornerstone of the New York Rangers and one of the top goaltenders in the NHL, Lundqvist makes a strong case as one of the best Olympic goaltenders ever and a major obstacle for the Canadians in Sundays 94 gold medal rematch with Sweden. "Hes a tough guy to beat," said Rick Nash, a teammate of Lundqvist with the Rangers, but an opponent with gold on the line. Unbeaten in Russia (5-0-0), Lundqvist enters the afternoon affair at Bolshoy Ice Dome with the second-most career wins by an Olympic goaltender – trailing only the great Vladislav Tretiak with 17 – and the second-best career goals against average (1.71). He made 25 saves Friday, including all eight in the final frame, to preserve victory for the Swedes in their semifinal matchup with Finland. "Hank has been playing unbelievable for us," said Erik Karlsson afterward. "In that part, we feel pretty confident." And in a one game scenario for all the marbles that can be the difference. Sweden may not boast anywhere near the talent of Canada – especially with injuries to Henrik Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen – but they might not need it if Lundqvist delivers a masterpiece. &quoot;He can stand on his head for us," said captain Nicklas Kronwall. Enrique Hernandez Dodgers Jersey. "Thatd be good." Led by Carey Price, who has sizzled in his first test on the Olympic stage, the Canadians have had no trouble defending here in Russia, but scoring has been another matter. They managed (and ultimately needed) just a single marker against Jonathan Quick and the Americans in the semifinal and have scored a mere four goals in the past nine regulation periods. Chances have been aplenty, but few have ended up in the back of the net, a concern when Lundqvist lies on the horizon at the top of his game. "I get to see him every day," said Nash of the soon-to-be 31-year-old, a winner in 12 of 14 Olympic starts. "Hes a guy that plays kind of a different style – deep in his net. Hes a tough guy to figure out even when you shoot on him every day. He doesnt play like regular goalies." And he seemingly doesnt prepare like regular goalies either. Swedish teammates have been struck by the preparation of the 2012 Vezina Trophy winner. "Im really impressed the way he prepares for the games off the ice and how hes mentally prepared for each game," said Niklas Hjalmarsson. "To see his preparation has been pretty impressive and the way hes been playing has obviously helped our team a lot." "You dont want to bother him game-days," Jonathan Ericsson observed. "You see that hes in his own bubble." Ericsson described Lundqvist as "standing, focusing and doing his own thing". Winning 10 of his final 14 starts with the Rangers before the Olympic break with a sparkling .937 save percentage, Lundqvist has picked up right where he left off in Sochi, stopping 117 of 123 shots in a perfect run for Sweden. He is a barrier that Canada will have to overcome to claim a second consecutive gold and third in the past four Olympics.  "He makes saves that you think you have an open net and he finds a way to smother that puck," said Patrick Sharp. "Hes definitely a guy thats going to be key for them." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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