While some are applauding the team and league for the more severe punishment, others are skeptical of the timing.
The video that shows Ray Rice striking Janay Palmer in the face prompts some to plead for further punishment for the Ravens running back, and others to question the NFL's claims that it had not previously seen the footage.
As a kid, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe chose football over music. Now, as part of the band Tripping Icarus, he gets to do both.
From Victor Cruz to Swin Cash and Chris Kluwe, athletes haven't been shy with sharing and hearing others' political views this election season.