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NFL commissioner Goodell does not rule out Ray Rice return to football: ‘He has paid the price’

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National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested he would consider reinstating former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice in an interview with CBS News.

CBS This Morning host Norah O’Donnell posted statements from her interview with Goodell Tuesday evening, including one remark by Goodell saying he felt Rice “has paid the price” for his apparent attack against then-fiancee Janay Palmer this past February:

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Rice was “suspended indefinitely” from the league and fired from the Ravens after TMZ posted security camera footage of him knocking Palmer out in a New Jersey casino hotel.

At the time, Rice was serving a two-game suspension. Prosecutors in New Jersey allowed Rice to enter a “pretrial intervention” program that, upon completion, would dismiss the third-degree aggravated assault charge he faced.

That website’s executive producer, Harvey Levin, subsequently accused the league of knowing about the footage and “turning a blind eye” to it. TMZ said it was told by casino personnel that the league never asked to see the video or if it even existed.

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But Goodell rejected the accusation in his interview with O’Donnell.

“We had not seen any video tape of what occurred in the elevator,” he said. “We assumed that there was a video, we asked for the video, we asked for anything that was pertinent, but we were never granted that opportunity.”

O’Donnell also posted a remark from the commissioner saying TMZ had gone to sources who were not “credible” to get its information:

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The interview will be aired Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. An excerpt can be seen below.

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Trump leveled by Dem lawmaker for purging ‘disloyal’ officials so he can surround himself with a ‘team of sycophants’

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Appearing on CNN's 'New Day," with host Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) hammered President Donald Trump for ordering the purge of government employees and appointees deemed disloyal to his administration -- saying the president wants to surround himself with a collection of yes men and women.

Reacting to a report from Axios that Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has compiled a list of Trump-supporting fringe characters like former Sheriff David Clarke and Fox News personality Dan Bongino for high-profile administration positions, the Democrat expressed his disgust.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe nails it: Trump’s new spy chief did same foreign work ‘that got Paul Manafort sent to jail’

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough ripped President Donald Trump's new spy chief -- who just got busted for apparently breaking the same law as Paul Manafort.

The "Morning Joe" host blasted Rick Grenell, the acting director of national intelligence, for lacking any relevant experience for the job, and now he may not even get the security clearance he needs to do the job.

"So he's doing work for a foreign politician, but he didn't register," Scarborough said. "That sounds like a crime. Haven't people been arrested for doing that? Sure as hell he knows he's not going to be able to get a security clearance."

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Clarence Thomas’ wife is helping Trump purge ‘snakes’ from the White House — and replace them with Fox News regulars

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The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is spearheading an effort to purge the White House of staffers perceived as disloyal to President Donald Trump.

Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist and wife of the Supreme Court justice, has been advising the president as he seeks to rid the government of "snakes" since his impeachment acquittal, reported Axios.

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