Originally Posted by Joffrey
Yet Ray Rice could play if someone picked him up? Weird.
I haven't followed closely, but I think the Rice decision turned in part on what for want of a better term you could call procedural issues. Leaving aside the Grantland-esque conspiracy theories, the NFL created a messy record about what information was available to it and being considered when the initial suspension decision was made. I understand that was important in the arbitrator's decision. And timing-wise, because the Peterson thing came a bit later the groundswell of self-righteous outrage/ recognition of the scope of the problem/ PR concern was more developed.