NFL: Beating a Woman Unconscious Is 1/8th as Bad as Pot SmokingErin Gloria Ryan7/24/14 3:00pmFiled to: domestic violencesportsathletesray ricefootballabusenfl26334EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkEarlier this year, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punched his fiancee so hard she passed out and then dragged her unconscious body out of an elevator. The whole thing was caught on camera and resulted in Rice being charged with aggravated assault. His punishment from the NFL? Two game suspension. AdvertisementIn contrast, the NFL issued a 16-game suspension to a player who tested positive for marijuana during the offseason. Ergo, we can conclude that the NFL thinks pot is 8 times worse than punching women. The move by the League — which is characterized for tax purposes as a "nonprofit" LOL — was received with immediate backlash from people who have been quick to note that other, much less socially destructive, woman-punchy behavior (taking Adderall, for example), has led to much bigger punishments for players.