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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Jeff

    Czabe, you’ve had Goodell pegged all along. He truly is a moron. This could be his Watergate.

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    Keith

    Listened to this on B&B this morning. I wish I could say I listen everyday (kids are very distracting), but I’m glad I caught this one. Awesomely fantastic.

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    Nick

    I am with you 100% on this Czabe. When I heard of the tape and the subsequent release and suspension of Ray Rice, my first thought was how glaring can the hypocrisy be. My second thought was that I hope Czabe puts a torpedo in the side of the Good Ship NFL.

    Obviously anyone with any moral fiber is appalled by what Rice did and the images are disturbing, but what did people think happened in the elevator? Everyone knew he hit her and he even admitted as much. The punishment meted out by the NFL and the DA’s office were based on exactly that. If I were a witness that was standing in the elevator next to them and described the video to the NFL in every last detail, would that have earned him a release? I think not. This is about damage control pure and simple. It is like watching the tail wag the dog on this one with the narrative changing with every news cycle. This League!

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    kt ford

    Great article! Amazing that the Ravens owner claims that he ‘pictured the women in his family’ in that elevator, so he decided to cut Rice, in kind. Well, my thoughts, “What about Suggs?” Gonna cut him, too? Rice had ONE mistake. Rice admitted it to all parties. Suggs has had more than ONE incident with his spouse. Phonies. And to hear all of these players talking about how much a ‘less than a man’ Rice is. Put the camera on adultery, and see how many of them confess their perfection. Deion Sanders had it right. Pray for them both. Torrey Smith had it right. I’m not gonna forsake him because he made a mistake. Rice, his wife, and his daughter need some help. Real man? Christ said, ‘He that is without sin….cast the first stone.’ Bring back HBO’s Playmakers! Hopefully, the gay Dallas Cowboy linebacker won’t hit is boyfriend!

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    Corey

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ll be sharing this article.

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    Tom

    Czabe, big Ravens fan here and have to say, you pretty much nailed the issue on the head. If Rice and Palmer lied in their “sit down” with Roger OR with the Ravens, then he deserves to go for sure. But the juicier story is: what if he told them the truth and they swept it under the rug? The PERFECT ending to this fiasco would be that Rice SUES the league for the remainder of his contract amount, plus “pain & suffering”. Imagine Janay on the stand crying and talking about how Roger Goodell gave her “the back of his hand”… (thanks Wasserman-Schultz!) with humiliation after humiliation. THAT would be priceless.

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    Alvin Vega

    Czabe,
    To Hell with Goodell. Behind closed doors, this man is as shady and incompetent as they come allowing Rice and his wife to simply walk away from this, but once the outside world gets a whiff of what the NFL and Goodell are shoveling and questions are asked, Oh Boy, IT’S AN OUTRAGE!
    This series of events only shows that this League of Shadows, aka the NFL, not only doesn’t really care about domestic abuse but also shows it’s true colors when it comes to any cause it “supports.” Case in point, PINK OCTOBER.

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    Martin

    “Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” Al Swearengen.

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