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Attorney says NFL broke own rules in alleged rape

Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 30, 2014

More problems for the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Another woman claims to have been sexually assaulted by an NFL player. The woman's lawyer says she personally delivered a letter about the incident to Goodell's office, but the league still allowed the unnamed player to take the field the following day.

High-profile attorney Gloria Allred lashed out at Goodell during a press conference Monday. Allred said the player should not have been allowed on the field, because it's against the league's own guidelines.

GLORIA ALLRED VIA KCBS: "Given that there is an alleged rape, it appears that their NFL policy was not followed because it appears that both the team and the player failed to notify the NFL immediately."

An NFL spokesperson responded to Allred's accusations, saying "We have no information on this alleged incident other than her letter."

Though, according to NBC, Allred recently spoke up about another alleged domestic abuse case involving Brandon Marshall,  who was a Broncos wide receiver at the time. Her concern apparently fell on deaf ears, she said.

Allred's accusations come as the NFL continues to face the fallout over its handling of several domestic abuse cases. Goodell recently apologized for how the league responded to the Ray Rice case, among others.

To learn more about Goodell's response, watch this Newsy video.