Democratic senator: Goodell should consider resigning

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Not only has President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, but now Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) is setting her sights on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and calling for his resignation.

After video surfaced Monday showing Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator, the Ravens cut him, and the NFL, which previously had given him a two-game suspension, indefinitely suspended him.

Heitkamp, from North Dakota, says that’s not enough. “

“I think he should consider it seriously,” Heitkamp told The Hill, when asked if Goodell should resign.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is holding off on calling for a new commissioner.

“I think there need to be stronger stiffer penalties against criminal assault and domestic violence, whether it’s under this leadership or a different commissioner. But what’s most important is not who is in charge, but what they do,” Blumenthal told The Hill.

Via The Hill

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