On “New Day” Tuesday, Steve Almond, a contributing writer to “The New York Times Magazine” and The Boston Globe, said the move shows the NFL has “a cash register where normal human beings have a conscience, so they’re going to do whatever they need to do to keep the product going.”
The author of "Against Football – One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto," said that if fans are outraged, the onus is on them to “stop watching the game, stop paying their salaries.”
CNN commentator and legal analyst Mel Robbins said Rice deserves another chance, but the NFL should stick to its six-game suspension rule because it hits the players where it hurts.
“Clearly, these guys do not respect women. They don’t respect kids," she said.
"But they do respect being pulled off the field.”