Dan Snyder supports Roger Goodell in statement

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is the latest to publicly back NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during a time where he's faced increased scrutiny over the league's handling of former Ravens running back Ray Rice's domestic violence case.

The NFL has hired former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to head an independent investigation on whether anyone in the league received the elevator video before it was published on Monday by the website TMZ. Goodell has adamantly denied seeing the video before its release.

Snyder issued a short statement supporting the commissioner.

“Roger Goodell has always had the best interests of football at heart, both on and off the field,” the statement reads. “We are fortunate to have him as our Commissioner. The entire Washington Redskins organization strongly endorses his efforts to eradicate domestic abuse and the independent investigation into the Ray Rice assault.”

Snyder joins Bears chairman George McCaskey in issuing statements supporting Goodell.

This has been a troubling week for the NFL. Amidst the Ray Rice controversy, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted for allegedly hitting his child with a switch. He was booked Saturday and won't play Sunday against New England.

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