According to Robert S. Mueller III, no one from the NFL saw the infamous video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator until it was released by TMZ.
The former FBI director released a long report based on his investigation into the video of Rice. He even set up a website for the release of the report.
Mueller’s investigation was hotly speculated upon through the latter part of 2014 as some speculated that it had the potential to billed as “bring down” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who maintained that he hadn’t seen the video before TMZ released it. Mueller ultimately didn’t conclude that the NFL had seen the tape.
However, the did bring up the fact that the NFL knew about what happened in the elevator as a result of Rice’s testimony to police, and could’ve spent more time looking for said video.
“We concluded there was substantial information about the incident –even without the in-elevator video – indicating the need for a more thorough investigation,” Mueller said in a statement. “The NFL should have done more with the information it had, and should have taken additional steps to obtain all available information about the February 15 incident.”