The NFL tells TMZ Sports ... league officials did NOT see the new Ray Rice elevator footage posted on TMZ Sports before it meted out a 2 game suspension.
A league spokesperson tells us ... "We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator. That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today."
We do not know if the NFL will seek to re-open it's investigation of the incident.
It's interesting the NFL says the police wouldn't give them the video ... but the league makes no mention of attempting the get the video from the casino itself.