The Big Q: Is it Time to Forgive Ravens’ Running Back Ray Rice?

He said that his actions were “inexcusable”. He apologized publicly to his wife and all other victims of domestic violence, and talked about the pain of having to explain himself one day to his now 2-year-old daughter. He acknowledged letting down his teammates and fans. Is it time to forgive Ravens’ running back Ray Rice?

Following a February incident where he allegedly knocked out his then-fiancée and dragged her body from an Atlantic City elevator, Rice faced the cameras Thursday, blaming himself alone and explicitly correcting his failure to publicly apologize to his wife at an earlier press conference in May. He called her “an angel” and “a great wife” who could “do no wrong.”

Rice avoided criminal prosecution through a program of court-ordered counseling, and said he hopes someday to help others avoid his mistake. Rice’s punishment from the NFL was a two-game suspension and a fine and loss of pay totaling more than half a million dollars. The NFL punishment has been criticized as too little. Is Ray Rice’s latest apology a little too late?

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  1. A realist says

    How many men are in prison now for murdering their wives after it only started with an assault?!?! Too little too late for an apology. Treat him like every other punk that beats on women!!!

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    • Baylady says

      He is a Women beater and no better then any one else.But if you have some money you can do what the Hell.He only got married to his now wife so his Ass would not go to jail

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      • Union Member says

        Being married to her would not keep his ass out of jail. Plenty of husbands in jail for beating their wife.

        A more important question is; Why would she marry a woman beater?

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  2. Miss Gulch says

    Domestic violence doesn’t usually get better, it gets a lot worse. You never know what happens behind closed doors. He looks to be such a wonderful, community-minded guy on the outside, but no one but he and his now wife knows what their relationship is like behind closed doors. Marrying someone who treats you this way doesn’t make things better. As a woman (or man) whose significant other mistreats you, you have to have enough self-respect to not tolerate the cavalier attitude or behavior and walk away, even from someone who has a lot of money and fame.

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  3. INDEPENDENT says

    I do believe some are out of touch and their minds are cloudy. RUMMOR is he knocked her out, where is the video? Hmm, it does not exist because that’s not what happened. If you really believe the DA’s office in NJ would drop such a vicious assult and battery case you are very out there, especially someone of his status. Say it was his money say it was because his status that he was allowed to “get off.” Something happened that I acknowledge but really do you believe it was as serious as the rummor mill? It is OBVIOUS that it was not that serious by the punishment handed down by the court and NFL.

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      • Baylady says

        Maybe you seen the video about Rice in the elevator at the Rebel from TMC.His Ass got canned from the Ravens.That should have happened a lot sooner and i am sure there is a lot more coming out

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  4. RU Kidding says

    Any scumbag that violently raises a hand to a woman, child or animal, does not deserve to breathe the same air as their victims!!!

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