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Mention “fourth-and-29″ to Chargers coach Norv Turner and you might not get such a happy memory. That’s what the Ravens faced on the first play after the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter and Turner likely thought he’d get a win when Joe Flacco checked down to running back Ray Rice. Rice wound up figuring out a way to get the ball past the marker after a long run, however, and the Ravens had life.
Police were called to the Revel Casino and Hotel in the early morning hours of February 15 to respond to a domestic dispute between the Pro-Bowl running back and his girlfriend, Janay Palmer.
"After reviewing surveillance footage it appeared both parties were involved in a physical altercation," read the Atlantic City Police report. Both Rice, 27, and Palmer, 26, struck each other with their hands, according to the complaint.
Both were arrested on assault charges and released the next morning. Shortly after the incident, TMZ.com posted surveillance video of a man it said was Rice dragging an apparently unconscious woman from an elevator at the Revel Casino. The video does not show either party striking the other.
Ravens running back Ray Rice has been allowed to enter a pre-trial intervention which should prevent criminal charges for the alleged assault of his wife, but he still faces possible punishment from the NFL. According to Lynda Cohen of the Press of Atlantic City, Rice was accepted into the program which could cause the third-degree charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury to be dismissed. The arrest will remain on his record, but without a conviction.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of this season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. The suspension, which was announced Thursday by the league, stems from Rice's altercation with then-fiancée Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City hotel in February. Rice also was fined an additional regular-season game check but is eligible to participate in training camp and all of Baltimore's preseason games, the NFL announced.
Support For Rice: The staunch support that tailback Ray Rice has received from his teammates and other members of the franchise throughout the public uproar about his two-game suspension by the NFL isn’t just for show. It is genuine and Rice clearly remains well liked within the organization in the aftermath of the domestic violence incident in February in Atlantic City involving his now-wife, Janay.
Team officials say they aren’t condoning what Rice did but they don’t want to abandon him. Teammates say they want to do what they can to help him but, for the most part, the issue isn’t discussed among them.
“It’s never gonna be a problem inside the building,” fellow Ravens running back Bernard Pierce said Thursday. “We leave our problems at the door. You come in here, it should be business, should be working. So anything besides that, we just tune it out. This is our place of work.”
TMZ released disturbing new footage Monday morning of Ray Rice punching his wife in an Atlantic City elevator, sparking a new round of outrage over the league's decision to suspend him for just two games, including some current and former players calling for him to be thrown out of the NFL altogether.
All the support the Baltimore Ravens gave Ray Rice this offseason as he dealt with his domestic violence incident evaporated after TMZ released video of the running back knocking out his wife. The team cut him on Monday afternoon.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the NFL had not seen the video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in a New Jersey elevator when it suspended Rice two games for domestic violence.
Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice.
originally posted by: Eliyahu
the lady he hit is now mad they are treating her man so bad...maybe when he hit her she got a little brain damage?
that 25 million must make the man seem like a real sweetheart
originally posted by: UnBreakable
Goodell should step down if he is half a man. He knew damn right well that the tape existed of what went on inside the elevator. He tried to cover it up but TMZ ruined his plan. He should follow Ray Rice to the can.
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: ImDaMan
The closed culture and commercial nature of the NFL distorts justice and values in unpredictable ways. Corporate values instead of human values.
When I saw the vid, I thought she struck him first, then she rushed him. Of course the uppercut was powerful, but in that instant, self-defense must be considered a reflex. I read later that she had spat in his face. That's an "allowance" some females still think they have. In a civil case with a jury trial, I believe he could easily win the case.
I have personally had a female decide she could strike me in anger without any concern that it would turn into combat. It turns out she was wrong.
So if you are reading this (male or female), you don't have a magic force field so don't start throwing blows and provoking people (male or female) if you are not ready for the results.