Packers fans react to NFL's nightmare week
WAUWATOSA -- Along with cheering and high fives at Leff's Lucky Town Sunday, Packers fans like Karah Bishop still had the week's biggest news -- the Ray Rice video -- in the back of their minds.
\"I don't think anyone's going to want him, so I don't think he's going to play in the NFL again, but I don't think he should be banned for life,\" Bishop said.
The Baltimore Ravens cut Rice Monday after TMZ released video showing him knock out his then-fiance in an elevator. The NFL suspended Rice indefinitely. Soon, attention turned to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who denied to CBS News he ever saw the video before Monday.
\"No, I'm pretty sure they saw it,\" football fan Brian Cogswell said. \"And you know they try to cover up things.\"
\"If [Goodell] knew all along about the video before it came out, I think if Ray Rice is punished, I think he should be punished also,\" Packers fan Tavarius Brinson said.
The NFL's bad week didn't end there. A grand jury in Texas indicted Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on a child abuse charge and the Carolina Panthers benched defensive end Greg Hardy after a domestic violence conviction.
\"Sure, you don't mean to be a role model, but I think you are a lot of the time whether you like it or not,\" Packers fan Lyndsey Leinenkugel said.
ESPN's Keith Olbermann went so far as to call on fans to boycott games until everyone involved in the Ray Rice incident, including the commissioner, is gone. Most fans think that's going too far.
\"I'm still going to be a die-hard football fan,\" Brinson said. \"It's not enough to discourage me or turn me away from watching football.\"
\"If they got rid of the Green Bay Packers I wouldn't watch them anymore, but otherwise I'd watch them every week,\" Bishop said.