• Gloria Allred asks for NFL commissioner's resignation

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    ATLANTA - High-profile attorney Gloria Allred is calling for the resignation of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
     
    At a news conference Wednesday, Allred detailed the case of Rasheeda Watley, who claimed then-boyfriend Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos had physically abused her.
     
    Marshall was later acquitted of the charges.
     
    Allred was joined by Watley’s father and best friend, who both said they reported the abuse to the NFL and Goodell but nothing was done.
     
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of family violence issues has come under fire in recent weeks after a video was released showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee Janay Palmer twice inside the elevator of an Atlantic City casino in February.
     
    Allred said the investigation process is flawed within the NFL organization and it needs to change.
     
    "Our focus is on the process and we want the process to be fair. We want the investigation that is conducted in the future, investigations, of NFL players to afford due process to victims as well as NFL players," Allred said. "The present process is obviously not fair." 
     
    Rasheeda Watley was not present for Wednesday’s news conference. When asked why she was not present, Allred said, "She's just not here. It's my understanding she's not commenting and is not interested in doing any interviews."


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