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(CANTON, Ohio) -- There has been much criticism that the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for domestic violence is too short, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the punishment is "consistent" with previous sanctions issued by the league.
Goodell brought up the fact that Rice has an unblemished track record, something the NFL takes into account when handing out suspensions.
"If it's their first offense, someone who has had a strong background of being very responsible in the community and doing the right things and not violating either policies or anything else that would reflect poorly on the NFL, then we take that into account," Goodell said. "When there's a pattern, we also take that into account on the other side."
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