The league is looking to get to the bottom of the incident and hired Robert Mueller, who headed the FBI for 13 years. It’s about to get serious! Hit the jump for details.

Via CBS Sports:

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has decided that the only way to get the public’s trust back is to let someone investigate the league and that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

Goodell announced on Wednesday that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will lead an independent investigation to figure out what the NFL did and didn’t know in regards to evidence in the Ray Rice case.

In an interesting decision, Goodell announced that Giants owner John Mara and Steelers owner Art Rooney will oversee the ‘independent’ investigation. Both owners are attorneys.

It’s probably also worth noting that Mara released a statement on Wednesday saying the league did the right thing by not going around law enforcement to get the Rice video.

“The notion that the League should have gone around law enforcement to obtain the video is, in my opinion, misguided, as is the notion that the Commissioner‘s job is now in jeopardy,” Mara said.

As for Mueller, after his investigation is complete, all findings will be made public. Goodell has promised that Mueller will have “full cooperation of NFL personnel and access to all NFL records.”

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