Looks like I need to find a new RB next week for fantasy… When I first heard about this I didn’t believe it, mostly because the punishment lacked the severity one associates with domestic battery, but with the news of his release from the Ravens and after seeing the full video of him hitting his fiance in the elevator, I believe it and am shocked that a professional athlete would do such a horrible thing. I mean this video looks SO BAD and I don’t see any trick photography!
Ray Rice Cut By Ravens, Suspended Indefinitely By NFL
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The Baltimore Ravens cut running back Ray Rice on Monday, hours after TMZ published a new video of Rice knocking his fiancee Janay Palmer unconscious. The NFL has also suspended him indefinitely.
Rice was serving a two-game suspension for the incident. The brevity of the suspension was heavily criticized, especially in light of the new video.
The team announced the decision on Twitter:
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The Ravens had been supportive of Rice since his arrest.
Rice and Palmer gave an awkward press conference in May where they jointly apologized for the incident. That led to this awful tweet from the Ravens, which was deleted Monday afternoon: