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TMZ Reporter Grills NFL Chief Goodell: We Got Ray Rice Video by 01 Phone Call, Why Couldn’t You?

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By Matt Wilstein, Mediaite TMZ Sports, the site that made a big name for itself earlier this month when it released casino elevator surveillance footage of Baltimore Ravens running Back Ray Rice punching out his then-fiancée, made its way into the press

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TMZ Sports, the site that made a big name for itself earlier this month when it released casino elevator surveillance footage of Baltimore Ravens running Back Ray Rice punching out his then-fiancée, made its way into the press conference with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday and pressed him about why they were able to obtain the video when he apparently was not. “Mr. Commissioner, we found out by one phone call,” Glyn said of what it took TMZ to procure the tape. “You guys have a whole legal department. Can you explain that? We found out by just one phone call.” “I can’t explain how you got the information, only you can do that,” Goodell replied. Roger Goodell press conference interrupted by man shouting "Don't take me to an elevator" (SBNation) Benjy Bronk, writer for The Howard Stern Show attempted to interrupt Roger Goodell's confernce on the NFL's new personal conduct policy by screaming "Don't take me to an elevator," as he was escorted from the room by security. This is old-hat for Bronk, who has interrupted numerous public press conference including those held by Anthony Weiner, and Gloria Allred. WATCH: Roger Goodell press conference live stream coverage Goodell: "I Got It Wrong On A Number Of Levels, And I'm Sorry For That". Goodell: "I am establishing a conduct committee...to assure we are always living with the best practices." Goodell: I got it wrong, I’m sorry and now I will get it right (NBC Sport) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged his own missteps and admitted that he needs assistance in overseeing the league’s personal conduct policy in a Friday press conference designed to stem the wave of criticism the NFL has faced over high-profile domestic violence cases involving players. “I got it wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice matter and I’m sorry for that. I got it wrong on a number of levels, from the process that I led to the decision that I reached. But now I will get it right and do whatever is necessary to accomplish that,” Goodell said. Goodell said that everyone affiliated with the NFL — both at the team level and the league level — will go through training to help reduce domestic violence. And Goodell said he hopes the NFL will become a leader in fighting against domestic violence throughout American society. “These incidents demonstrate that we can use the NFL to help make change, not only in our league but in our society with respect to domestic violence and sexual assault,” Goodell said. Goodell also acknowledged that the league office itself dropped the ball in investigating the Rice case, and he said the NFL will cooperate fully with former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s investigation of the matter. “We will get our house in order first,” Goodell said. The NFL is now pledging to work with outside groups and to work with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The league has pledged to provide the resources the Hotline needs — resources that have been strained in recent days as domestic violence has become a topic of conversation around the league. The arbitrary nature of the NFL’s personal conduct policy has also been criticized in recent weeks, and Goodell vowed to get that right. “We will make it happen,” Goodell said. “We will implement new conduct policies. They will have a set of clear and transparent rules for league and club personnel, owners and players. My goal is to complete this by the Super Bowl.” Goodell spoke forcefully and expressed confidence that the league can move forward. Ray Rice Adrian Peterson NFL Roger Goodell press conference live stream coverage speech address remark NFL Roger Goodell press conference live stream coverage speech address remark NFL Roger Goodell press conference live stream coverage speech address remark speaks Man interrupts NFL Chief Roger Goodell Domestic Violence Press Conference 9/19/2014 heckler Man interrupts NFL Chief Roger Goodell Domestic Violence Press Conference 9/19/2014 heckler Man interrupts NFL Chief Roger Goo...