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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

2 years 1 month 1 week ago September 19, 2014 Sep 19, 2014 Friday, September 19 2014 September 19, 2014 2:51 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Barry Wilner

NEW YORK - Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me."

At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence.

The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases.

The commissioner is reiterating that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case. He says that the "same mistakes can never be repeated."

Goodell and some NFL teams have been heavily criticized for lenient or delayed punishment of Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players involved in recent domestic violence cases.

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