The Ray Rice backlash is still in full swing, and the latest to way in on the situation is Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather went against the majority opinion, saying the NFL should have stuck with its original 2-game suspension for Ray Rice, even though Roger Goodell admitted he was wrong and enacted significantly stricter penalties for domestic violence cases.
Here’s Mayweather’s full statement via the Associated Press:
“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also. It’s just not caught on video, if that’s safe to say. Like I’ve said in the past, no bumps, no bruises, no nothing. With O.J. and Nicole, you seen pictures. With Chris Brown and Rihanna, you seen pictures. With (Chad) Ochocinco and Evelyn, you seen pictures. You guys have yet to see any pictures of a battered woman, a woman who says she was kicked and beaten (by Mayweather). So I just live my life and try to stay positive, and try to become a better person each and every day.”
Mayweather’s point is clear. Since Rice’s incident was caught on video, everyone gets the chance to see what he did and that worse things happen in the world.
While that’s a fair point on Mayweather’s part, everyone DID see it, and the NFL couldn’t play the situation like they didn’t see the video.
We live in a world where there’s a pretty good chance that everything you do could be caught on camera, and you have to be supremely careful. Rice was caught red-handed and is paying the price.