Posted August 14, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Ask & You Shall Recieve: NFL Contemplates Steeper Penalties

Minutes after the NFL released the official length of Ray Rice’s suspension, people spoke up in outrage of the decision.

Drug charges are being reprimanded more than domestic charges, and for many this was a red flag that represented that the NFL did not care as much about a man hitting a woman.

With that criticism, commissioner Roger Goodell is looking to make penalties even stronger for those players who are found guilty of an act of domestic violence.

According to the Washington Post source, a suspension of four to six games without pay would be mandatory for a first offense. A second offense could result in an even harsher penalty of a season-long suspension.

Rice only received a two-game ban and a fine of $58,000 for hitting his wife unconscious to his then fiancee Janay Parker. He pled not guilty to aggravated assault in the third degree, but was then indicted by a grand jury. He avoided jail time for entering a pre-trial program.