The Owner of the Baltimore Ravens, Steve Bisciotti, has apologised for not demanding to see a video that showed one of his star players knock out a women in a casino elevator.
The video shows star running back Ray Rice punch Janay Palmer, the fiancée he later married.
Rice was initially suspended for two games but after the video was made public he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the league.
Bisciotti said: “There is no excuse for me to have not demanded that video except I wasn’t concerned or interested enough to demand it, never crossed my mind.”
The league’s delayed and uneven response to Rice has called into question the credibility and integrity of the NFL, which has suffered a recent wave of domestic violence and abuse cases involving other players.