The NFL says it asked local law enforcement for a copy of the security camera footage showing Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee (and now wife) Janay, though it has not directly said whether it sought the same evidence from the casino or Rice's attorney.
The statement comes in response to — yet notably does not address — TMZ's claim that the NFL never asked the casino nor Rice's attorney for the tape. That claim, TMZ and others say, suggests the league did not make a concerted attempt to view all the evidence in Rice's case before handing him a two-game suspension.
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