The Associated Press is reporting that a law enforcement official says he sent the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, after league officials say they didn't see the video until Monday.

The AP says the un-named law enforcement official played the AP a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video was received. A female voice is heard thanking the source for the video and saying, "You're right. It's Terrible."

The source says the NFL never followed up, but can't confirm if anyone else at the NFL actually watched the video.

The person said he shared the video - which he was not authorized to release - because he wanted the NFL to have it before deciding Rice's future.

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