(CBS) — There are more questions as developments continue to break in the investigation of the NFL and the Ray Rice video.
An outraged congressman Luis Gutierrez among those asking: what did the n-f-l know and when did they know it?READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Dangerous Driving Conditions With Snow Causing Low Visibility For Friday Commute
It seems everyone has had something to say about the brutal Ray Rice video.
Now, even congress wants to get into the act. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) told CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley developments made their coming inquiry even more necessary.
“It looks like somebody’s been lying to the American public,” Gutierrez said.
Yesterday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CBS News, the league never saw the punch out video until it was revealed Monday by TMZ.
“We assumed there was video. We asked for video, but we were never granted that opportunity,” Goodell said.
But today, 12 congressmen, including Luis Gutiérrez, sent a letter to Goodell, wanting again to know who the league asked to provide the video, and how law enforcement, and others, responded.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: City Deploys Over 200 Plows Amid Lake Effect Snow
“Maybe we should be looking at replacing the commissioner of the NFL,” Gutiérrez said.
That’s a possibility says Chicago sports attorney Exavier Pope.
He questions who’s telling the truth.
“Someone is lying. So either it’s the Atlantic County DA’s lying or the National Football League that’s lying. And if it’s the National Football League that’s lying, heads are gonna roll,” said Pope.
The letter was also addressed to the commissioners of baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer. The committee is curious how they all plan to address domestic violence, but heat remains on the NFL.
“The reason they’re having such a terrible time getting their story straight is because they haven’t taken seriously domestic violence,” he said.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Heavy Lake Effect Snow Friday; Nearly 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas
The NFL says it’s looking into an Associated Press report that the league had the full Ray Rice video three months ago. As of now, a league spokesman still maintains the first time the NFL saw it was when the rest of the country did.