Since the above video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice KO’ing his then fiancee Janay Palmer in a New Jersey casino elevator has surfaced, it’s been nothing but bad news for the once prized player. Back in February, a brief video of the domestic altercation leaked but now TMZ has obtained the full security footage and it’s shameful. Rice uppercuts his now wife, and apparently also spits at her.
The team just announced it has terminated Rice’s contract this afternoon hours after TMZ Sports posted the footage of the Pro Bowl running back attacking Janay Palmer in an elevator back in February. Rice was in the middle of a 5-year $50 million contract he signed with the Ravens back in 2012.
The NFL had previously suspended Rice 2 games for the incident — but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell later admitted he screwed up in punishing Rice too lightly, and instituted harsher punishments — a 6 game suspension for first time NFL domestic violence offenders.
This is not the first case of domestic assault stemming from an NFL player, and clearly the NFL organization notices these players, as talented as they are, need to be reigned in. There is ABSOLUTELY no reason for any man to attack a woman — especially one you love. Like come on.