A video released Friday shows Ray Rice’s then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.
It’s been almost 9 months since Ray Rice was arrested for punching his now-wife in an Atlantic City hotel, and a little over three months since his contract was terminated by the Baltimore Ravens when the full video of the assault surfaced online.
President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was “behind the curve” in setting policies about athlete behavior. He says new policies now in effect will send a message that there is no place for such behavior.
NFL owners will be briefed Wednesday on potential changes to the league’s personal conduct policy.
The Ravens deny allegations made by Janay Rice that the organization suggested she apologize in a May press conference for her role in a domestic dispute with her then-fiance Ray Rice.
Ray Rice says that an NFL team “would have to be willing to look deeper into who I am and realize that me and my wife had one bad night.”
Janay Rice says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wasn’t being honest when he said Ray Rice was “ambiguous” about hitting her in a casino elevator.
An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension by the NFL for hitting his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.
A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.
Ray Rice’s appeal hearing begins Wednesday in New York, nearly two months after the former Pro Bowl running back was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and released by the Baltimore Ravens.