UPDATED: Sept. 8, 2014 7:52 p.m.

BALTIMORE (WNEW/AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have cut running back Ray Rice in the wake of a new video show him striking his then-fiancee in February.

The NFL and the Ravens both said they never saw the video until Monday.

The grainy footage, released by TMZ Sports, apparently shows Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. Each hits the other before Rice knocks Palmer off her feet and into a railing.

An earlier TMZ video showed Rice dragging Palmer, now his wife, from the elevator at the Revel casino, which closed Sept. 2.

The NFL suspended Rice for two games in July for domestic violence.

That month, head coach John Harbaugh said, “The thing I appreciate about it is how Ray has handled it afterward by acknowledging it was wrong and he’ll do everything he can do to make it right. That’s what you ask for when someone does a wrong thing. So, I’m proud of him for that.”

Harbaugh spoke to the media again Monday night following a team practice.

The new video “changed things of course,” he said. “It made things a little bit different.”

Harbaugh kept his comments about the situation short and unemotional, and maintained that the team saw the video for the first time Monday.

“We had a chance, after seeing something this morning, seeing the video this morning, we had a chance to get together with Steve [Bisciotti], Dick [Cass], Ozzie [Newsome] and myself, and we had a meeting. It was not a long meeting, and we came to the decision that we came to, to release Ray… Had a chance to talk to Ray along with Ozzie this afternoon after we did it, and, I, you know, I have nothing but hope and good will for Ray and Janay and we’ll do whatever we can doing forward to help them as they go forward and try to make the best of it.”

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league also did not have access to the newly-released video until Monday.

“We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator. That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”

Rice’s lawyer, Michael Diamondstein, would not comment to The Associated Press.

The 27-year-old Rice was charged with felony aggravated assault in the case, but in May he was accepted into a pretrial intervention program that allowed him to avoid jail time and could lead to the charge being purged from his record.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell drew criticism for not being tough enough. In a letter to all 32 NFL owners in August, he wrote, “My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values.”

“I didn’t get it right,” he added. “Simply put, we have to do better. And we will.”

First-time offenders now face a six game suspension.

Rice began his suspension Sunday, when the Ravens opened their season with a 23-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He will also miss Thursday night’s game against Pittsburgh. According to the terms of his suspension, Rice can’t be with the team and must work out alone.

Rice hasn’t spoken often to the media since his arrest, but on July 31 called his actions “inexcusable” and said this is “something I have to live with the rest of my life.”

He added: “I know that’s not who I am as a man. That’s not who my mom raised me to be. If anybody knows me, they know I was raised by a single parent, and that was my mother. I let her down, I let my wife down, I let my daughter down. I let my wife’s parents down. I let the whole Baltimore community down. I let my teammates down. I let so many people down because of 30 seconds of my life that I know I can’t take back.”

WNEW’s Chuck Carroll contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.

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