The NFL says they didn’t see the Ray Rice tape. A report from the AP suggests that law enforcement sent the tape to their offices back April, and now a former FBI director will investigate. What did they see and when did they see it? That question is a red herring. It doesn’t matter. Why? Because we know that everyone had already seen the original video of Rice pulling his then-fiancee out of the elevator unconscious. His abuse of her has never been in question. Because we know that, we also know that his increased suspension was not a reaction to them seeing the second tape. It was a reaction to you seeing it.

+ “Pro football, I love you, but we can’t see each other anymore. And it’s definitely you, not me.” My indie syndication partner Jason Kottke: I’m quitting football.