The first leak has emerged from the Ray Rice appeal hearing. Even though it’s not much of a leak.
Per multiple reports (which means that there’s someone who’s talking to multiple reporters), Commissioner Roger Goodell testified for two hours on Wednesday. Most of the questions were asked by NFLPA lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, a long-time nemesis of the NFL who undoubtedly relished the opportunity to get Goodell under oath.
As legal proceedings go, two hours isn’t an excessive amount of time to testify. Goodell’s deposition in the Super Bowl ticket fiasco, for example, began at 9:34 a.m. and ended at 5:21 p.m.
The duration isn’t nearly as important as the content, and no one has leaked anything about what Goodell was asked, what he said, whether any objections were made, or anything else related to the testimony. Yet.
It remains inevitable the the information will emerge. Technically, the gag order issued by Judge Jones should have prevented the disclosure of the fact that Goodell testified for two hours. She’ll probably remind the lawyers of that fact when the hearing reconvenes on Thursday.