- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears top executives say they back Commissioner Roger Goodell and support an independent investigation into the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

Chairman George McCaskey calls Goodell “a man of integrity” and says the Bears have “complete faith in him.” He also said Thursday that fans deserve to know the facts.

The NFL has brought in a former FBI director to look at how it handled the case involving the former Baltimore running back. The move Wednesday came hours after The Associated Press reported that a law enforcement officer said he sent a league executive a video in April showing Rice striking his then-fiancee in a casino. Goodell has said no one in the league saw the video until TMZ Sports released it on Monday.

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