The NFL sent a letter to all owners today announcing new standards for domestic violence:

First offense: 6 games; Second offense: Lifetime ban.

"These disciplinary consequences apply to all NFL personnel," said the letter.

The NFL received considerable criticism for its two-game ban for Ray Rice.

"My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families," said Roger Goodell in a statement. "I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values. I didn’t get it right."