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(NEW YORK) — The National Football League announced on Wednesday night that an investigation into its handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident will be led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller III.

A statement put out by the league announced the investigation, which will be overseen by John Mara, owner of the NFL’s New York Giants, and Art Rooney, owner of the league’s Pittsburgh Steelers. Both owners are attorneys.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that Mueller will receive full access to league records and the cooperation of all league personnel.

Mueller served as director of the FBI from 2001 to 2013, under two presidents, and is currently a partner in the law firm WilmerHale, based in Washington, D.C.

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