Someone in the NFL office confirmed that they had received the video that shows Rice punching his then-fiancee, according to the AP report. The league has repeatedly denied that it had seen it before Monday.
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The settlement includes payouts to as many as 90 former Oakland cheerleaders who were paid less than the minimum wage. But wage theft remains a big problem both in sports and other American workplaces.
"Every time the slur is promoted on the public airwaves even in a non-critical way by a journalist, it is an endorsement of the continued use of this slur," the letter from groups that have led campaigns against the name says.