Seth Rogen doesn’t think Ray Rice should be able to play football professionally after knocking his wife out in an elevator earlier this year, and has a few choice words for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for allowing the Baltimore Ravens star back on the field.
“I don’t know much about football, but I know that Ray Rice is a piece of garbage who shouldn’t be allowed to play it professionally anymore,” Rogen tweeted on Monday morning. “@nflcommish your punishment for beating a woman is less than for smoking weed. Get your head out of your fucking ass.”
Rogen’s comments came hours after TMZ released a video of Rice punching his wife, Janay Palmer, inside an elevator at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on Feb. 15.
Rice was suspended for two games without pay in July, months after being arrested and booked on assault charges.
The NFL insisted on Monday that the league had not seen the video showing Rice punching Palmer, only security footage of the running back dragging his unconscious wife (then fiancé) out of the elevator.
“We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,” a spokesperson said in a statement to the media. “That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”
Still, Goodell admitted last week he “didn’t get it right” when addressing Rice’s highly contested punishment, and introducing a new policy, which would result in a six game suspension without pay for players found guilty of assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault. Players will be banned for life after the second offense.
“I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values,” Goodell said. “I didn’t get it right. Simply put, we have to do better. And we will.”
Rogen, the star of upcoming comedy “The Interview,” sparred with Twitter users who disagreed with position on the issue and added: “6 games is not much more drastic. It’s a bit more drastic.”