I could be so full of crap here it isn't funny but I'm trusting someone will let me know if what I'm about to write is way off-base. God knows I've been off-base before.
I'm of the firm belief that this whole thing is yet another example of political correctness gone amuck.
Stay with me.
The fact is that black women are disproportionately affected by domestic violence, a problem largely ignored because today you can't criticize any aspect of black culture without the race pimps and race baiters and their willing accomplices in the media doing what they do.
The NFL myopically took one risk to avoid another and are now, because they're being forced to due to this 'new' video release, rightfully getting their comeuppance.
Now the question is, might this be the catalyst to effect change in the black community? The answer is, sadly and likely, no.
I get the sense, and I honestly do hope that I'm wrong, way wrong, that had this been anyone other than a black NFL megastar, the proverbial book would've been thrown in that person's direction post haste.
But because the NFL tolerates thug culture, and because sadly society at large does as well, Ray Rice was initially given some leeway... until someone out there decided to go public with how violent the encounter really was.
It's all incredibly sad, telling and frankly, unlikely to change anytime soon.
Again, I hope I'm wrong.
I honestly do.