In his weekly radio address Governor LePage tackled domestic violence, criticizing the NFL for its punishment of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice.
Rice is accused of hitting and knocking out his fiance in February.
He was suspended for two games.
The governor wrote to the NFL’s commissioner urging the league for a much stricter penalty.
“This is not appropriate, clean up your act, you know I’m telling you, he got two weeks suspension because the Ravens need him, well nobody needs somebody that desperately… so they might lose a few games, big deal, we might save a life,” LePage told TV5 in an interview in his office, Thursday.
Lepage says Rice should be suspended for three years.