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CANTON, Ohio (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."
"We just can't make up the discipline," Goodell said. "It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter."
Goodell stressed that the Baltimore running back has assumed responsibility for his conduct, has no history of assault and is following a court order to enter a diversionary program following his domestic violence arrest.