IRVING, Texas – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones calls domestic violence "intolerable" and believes the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell did "get it right … on the second time around" … in the release/suspension of Ravens star running back Ray Rice on Monday.
"There’s no question in my mind the emphasis that we have on spousal abuse in the NFL and the lack of tolerance for it," Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan when discussing the apvideo was released showing Rice striking his fiancee in a casino elevator in February. "It’s intolerable and it will be adjudicated accordingly."
The NFL initially handed down a two-game suspension for Rice in July after he was charged with felony aggravated assault. The newly released video tape – itself part of another controversy that has some wondering whether the league knew of its existence previously – caused the league to change Rice’s punishment to an indefinite suspension.
Jones said the NFL "recovered" from it’s too-soft initial punishment.
"In blocking terminology we have ‘recovery,’" Jones said. "That’s when an offensive linemen obviously gets beat on the first move but he has the athletic ability to recover and try to get it right on the second move. I know that we’re doing that, trying to get it as good as we can get it on the second time around. I think that’s happening."