ATLANTIC CITY, N. Marcos Rojo Jersey .J. - The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.The NFL has repeatedly said no one with the league saw the violent images until TMZ Sports released the video earlier this month. Miller said Thursday through an NFL spokesman that he never received the video.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasnt authorized to release details of the case, said he doesnt know if Miller ever saw the DVD or opened the package. His only communication with the NFL was a 12-second voicemail on April 9 from league offices confirming receipt of the package, in which a woman says, Youre right. Its terrible.The official told the AP two weeks ago that he sent the video to the NFL, but asked the AP not to report that he had addressed the package to Miller. He eliminated that restriction Thursday.Since the NFLPA and NFL have launched separate investigations into the league and the Ravens handling of Ray Rices case, I want to make a few things clear. No one from the NFL ever asked me for the inside-elevator video, the official said Thursday. I mailed it anonymously to Jeff Miller because hes their head of security. I attached a note saying: Ray Rice elevator video. You have to see it. Its terrible. I provided a number for a disposable cellphone and asked for confirmation that it was received. I knew there was a possibility Mr. Miller may not get the video, but I hoped it would land in the right hands.Miller, in London preparing for the Raiders-Dolphins game Sunday, issued a statement to the AP Thursday night through an NFL spokesman.I unequivocally deny that I received at any time a copy of the video, and I had not watched it until it was made public on September 8, he said.Miller joined the league in 2008 as director of strategic security and was promoted to chief security officer in April 2011. Before joining the NFL, Miller spent nearly six years as the commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. He worked for the state police for 24 years.At the NFL, Millers responsibilities include overseeing investigative programs and services. He is also in charge of event security and game integrity. When players get arrested, the NFLs corps of investigators rarely get involved, leaving that to local law enforcement. The leagues security operatives gather court documents and police reports available to the public, but dont ordinarily interview witnesses or gather evidence independently.It remains unclear what happened to the video once it arrived at league offices. There are two NFL executives named Jeffrey Miller, but the law enforcement official didnt know that, and intended it to go to the chief of security. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the other Jeffrey Miller a€” who is the senior vice-president of health and safety policy a€” did not report receiving the video.The law enforcement official said he wanted to make sure the NFL had the video before deciding on Rices punishment.My intention wasnt to bring down Commissioner Goodell or anyone else at the NFL, he said.He said he didnt know the identity of the woman who left him the voicemail. He said he chose Miller because of his law enforcement background, even though he didnt know him personally.Rice, a former Pro Bowl running back for the Baltimore Ravens, was arrested in Atlantic City on an assault charge for hitting Janay Palmer in February. A police summons stated that Rice had struck Palmer with his hand, knocking her unconscious. Rice has been accepted into New Jerseys pretrial intervention program, which enabled him to avoid jail time and could result in having the charge expunged from his record.Initially, Goodell suspended Rice a€” who has since married Palmer a€” for two games. After criticism, Goodell announced new stiffer penalties for future domestic violence cases. After video of the punch in the casino elevator was released, the Ravens cut Rice and Goodell suspended him indefinitely.League and Ravens officials said they requested the video from law enforcement but were denied. ESPN and others have reported that the Ravens had a detailed description of the video shortly after Rice was arrested.After the AP reported that the video was sent to NFL headquarters, Goodell announced that former FBI Director Robert Mueller would lead an internal investigation. That probe is ongoing, and there is no timetable for its completion.The law enforcement official said he does not want to speak to NFL investigators, and Mueller, who is now in private practice with a Washington law firm with deep ties to the NFL, has no subpoena power. I know nothing else about this case, the official said.Former FBI Chief of Staff Aaron Zebley, who is working with Mueller on the investigation, didnt immediately return a call seeking comment. Axel Tuanzebe Jersey .com) - Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was named the National League Player of the Month for April. 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The Detroit Lions could use some of that Mallory bravado because they are preparing to take on a task that is far more difficult than climbing Earths tallest mountain, at least for them. The Lions Everest is the Green Bay Packers or more specifically the Packers at Lambeau Field. The last time a Detroit team won in Wisconsin George H.W. Bush was president, the Dow Jones average topped 3,000 for the first time, and Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson were still relevant on the pop charts. It was 1991 and the Lions have lost 23 straight in the Badger State since. Postseason play is already assured for both Detroit and Green Bay this time around but plenty will be on the line Sunday when the rivals close the regular season at Lambeau. The winner will not only claim the NFC North title and an all important first- round bye in the playoffs, it will have an outside chance of securing the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC. For Green Bay that would mean a win, coupled with a Seattle loss, while Detroit would need the triumph and setbacks from both the Seahawks and Arizona. Any time you get to play for a division championship, especially in the NFC North, its huge, said Lions guard Rob Sims. Its going to be a good one. The Lions, however, face the daunting history in the winner-take-all contest, along with the opportunity to exorcise some serious demons. To be fair, playing in Green Bay is an issue for most teams because Aaron Rodgers has been nearly flawless on his home field. The Packers are 7-0 at Lambeau in 2014, averaging 41.1 points per game, and Rodgers has been lights out with a almost video-game-like 132.6 passer rating, currently the highest single-season home passer rating in NFL history. If A-Rod keeps that pace up for one more contest he will be breaking his own record of 128.5 set in 2011, and next of the list is, you guessed it, Rodgers at 126.4 in 2013. (Rodgers is) just certainly an exceptional talent, but hes also extremely familiar with the system that they run, Lions first-year coach Jim Caldwell said. I mean, he knows where everyone is. He delivers the ball quickly and on time. When he doesnt hes certainly capable of getting outside of the pocket and gaining ground on the ground with his legs, but then also finding open receivers down the field. I think his famiiliarity, and hes a good decision maker as well. Luke Shaw Jersey. . Before this season Detroit was known primarily as an offensive team but the Lions are just 20th in total offense at 326.7 ypg and their own QB, Matthew Stafford, has been below average away from Detroit with a 72.8 road passer rating. Yet the Lions are better equipped than most to at least slow Rodgers and the Packers down, entering Week 17 with the second-ranked defense in all of football, a group that allows just 295.9 yards per game. Detroit is also second in points allowed, surrendering only 16.8 per game and have the top- rated run defense (63.8 ypg). You just know its going to be a game where you have to be very efficient throwing the ball, Rodgers said. You have to look for those opportunities for extended plays in the run game and the pass game. Another development that could trend favorably toward Detroit is Rodgers health as the veteran has a lingering calf issue and has also been battling with the flu. We have a full-plate game plan and Im confident hell be able to run it, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. The real key to Green Bays home success, though, is a near-historic attention to detail. The Packers sport the best turnover differential in the NFL at plus-15 and have given it away just 11 times all season, on pace to be a franchise record and just one above the all-time NFL record of 10 miscues set by the 2010 New England Patriots and matched by the 2011 San Francisco 49ers. I think its very, very difficult in this league to come away from a ball game without gaining a turnover and its very, very tough to win when you lose one or multiple, Caldwell admitted. Weve got to do a great job of protecting the ball, particularly up there (Lambeau Field). You know, typically thats been the problem with teams that have gone up. Theyve turned the ball over numerous times. You give the ball to him (Rodgers) an extra two or three times and believe me, hes going to put some points on the board. Most outside observers think this is a hill too big for the Lions to climb. Green Bay has won 22 consecutive regular-season home games against Detroit and 23 straight overall if you count a 1994 playoff triumph at Lambeau. Add in the fact that Stafford has been under whelming on the road this season and you should have a recipe for the fourth straight NFC North crown for the Packers. Or do the Lions finally reach their summit? I cant do a forecast, Caldwell said. 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