WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The NFL has finally reached a verdict in Ray Rice’s domestic violence case — stemming from a February incident in an Atlantic City casino — administering a two-game suspension to start the 2014 regular season on Thursday.
Rice and his then-fiancée Janay Palmer were arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence on Feb. 15, after an argument at Revel Casino left Palmer unconscious and being dragged from an elevator by Rice, as a reputation-damaging surveillance video which surfaced depicted.
Rice and Palmer married later that month, and the charges were later dropped.
Rice later apologized for the incident, holding a public press conference alongside his wife, saying he “failed miserably.” That press conference would fall under heavy scrutiny, as his wife would also apologize for “the role I played in the incident that night.”
NFL announces two-game suspension for Ray Rice.—
Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 24, 2014
Ray Rice statement: ““It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault."—
Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) July 24, 2014