NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Former Ravens running back Ray Rice told NFL commissioner Roger Goodell he punched his then-fiancee unconscious in an elevated in an Atlantic City casino, sources told ESPN.
"When we met with Ray Rice and his representatives, it was ambiguous about what actually happened," Goodell said earlier this week about the incident.
But sources tell ESPN there was no ambiguity about the incident because Rice fully admitted what happened to Goodell during a June 16 disciplinary meeting.
"Ray didn't lie to the commissioner," a source with knowledge of the meeting told ESPN. "He told the full truth to Goodell -- he made it clear he had hit her, and he told Goodell he was sorry and that it wouldn't happen again."
"He told the truth," a second source said. "This is a public lynching of Ray."
"There was no ambiguity about what happened [in the elevator]," another source said.
Yet another source said Rice told Goodell he "slapped" Janay Rice.