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TMZ Sports and their place in the media landscape




Still image of Ray Rice and then fiancee Janay Palmer getting on an elevator in Atlantic City. This was the first video that TMZ released that ultimately led to Rice being released from the NFL, and an internal investigation into how the NFL handled the situation
Still image of Ray Rice and then fiancee Janay Palmer getting on an elevator in Atlantic City. This was the first video that TMZ released that ultimately led to Rice being released from the NFL, and an internal investigation into how the NFL handled the situation

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This week a division of TMZ played a huge part in the national discussion.

TMZ Sports scooped every other news outlet when they released the violent footage involving football player Ray Rice attacking his then fiancée, Janay Palmer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbwTMJroTbI

But it’s just the latest in a line of scoops the division has made, with stories earlier this year of Donald Sterling and a sexual assault case involving Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston.  

Jonathan Mahler, media reporter with the New York Times, has been writing about the organization and spoke to Take Two about it.