I just clicked on TMZ Sports’ post that claims the NFL never asked for the Ray Rice elevator video.
The display for the post is disgusting. At the top is a photo illustration of Roger Goodell in a blindfold. By the way, the text of the story spells the commissioner’s first name as “Rodger.”
You might want to clean that up, TMZ.
Actually, that is the least of TMZ’s problems here. In the background of Goodell is the video on autoplay repeatedly showing the blow Rice delivered to his now wife.
The same image also runs on autoplay at the bottom of the post.
I did a bit more checking and saw this is the display TMZ is using in its previous posts of the Rice story.
What is the point of showing repeated images of Janay Rice getting brutally attacked? Is this yet another example of the victim getting exploited here, as Dave Zirin of The Nation wrote yesterday?
I get that TMZ is trying to make a comment about Goodell. But the site needed to find a much better way.
Just ask yourself a question: How would you feel about the display for this post if that woman was your daughter or good friend?
The whole thing makes me sick.