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NFL weighing harsher penalties

Updated: August 14, 2014, 12:20 PM ET
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With criticism of the league's handling of Ray Rice's discipline still fresh, several people familiar with new deliberations told The Washington Post that the NFL is contemplating strengthening penalties for players who commit acts of domestic violence.

According to sources cited in its report, the Post said the new policy could set suspensions of four to six games without pay for a first offense and potentially a season-long ban for a second offense.

"We need to have stricter ...

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