Well you knew this was coming. Liar Roger Goodell is doubling down on his attempts to cover his ass by launching an independent investigation into the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice evidence.
The NFL's full statement reads as follows:
Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct an independent investigation into the NFL's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tonight. Director Mueller's investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the final report will be made public. Mara and Rooney are both attorneys. Commissioner Goodell pledged that Director Mueller will have the full cooperation of NFL personnel and access to all NFL records. Mueller served as director of the FBI for 12 years (2001-2013) under two presidents. He is currently a partner in the law firm of WilmerHale and is based in Washington, DC.
So there you go. Feel better, everyone.
Don't doubt the report will eventually show that Roger Goodell didn't know that the NFL had knowledge or possession of the tape showing Ray Rice's beating the living hell out of his fiancee (after spitting on her face).
Does it matter at this point whether Goodell knew or not?
This guy doesn't think so: