Ravens Release Ray Rice


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Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, and his wife Janay made statements to the news media May 5, 2014, at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Md, regarding his assault charge for knocking her unconscious in a New Jersey casino. On Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, Rice was let go from the Baltimore Ravens after a video surfaced from TMZ showing the incident. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

Alan McGonigle, Sports Writer

After images and articles surfaced about Ray Rice’s assault, they finally spilled the beans. TMZ released the security camera footage that shows the football player assaulting Janay Palmer, his then fiancé. The video shows the couple getting into a dispute and Ray eventually swinging and knocking her out, then dragging her out of the elevator.

After this surfaced, the NFL and The Baltimore Ravens requested the video tape of Rice allegedly assaulting his wife. The NFL nor the Baltimore Ravens got the tape, but TMZ did. This move has many NFL officials confused on how TMZ got their hands on this video over the NFL. Later that day, The Baltimore Ravens released Ray and the NFL has suspended Ray indefinitely for his unlawful actions. Although his contract has been terminated, he is likely to keep 25 million from the contract that he had.

The Baltimore Ravens have sent out apologetic letters to all season ticket holders apologizing for Ray’s actions and will not be playing for another NFL organization for quite some time. Not only is Ray under scrutiny but the NFL also is, commisioner Rodger Goodell did not see the video until this week even though the NFL got a voicemail stating that the video was delivered in April. The NFL now has former FBI Director Robert Mueller looking into the case.