NFL running back Ray Rice publicly apologizes to his wife, vows to speak out against domestic violence

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says his actions against his then-fiancee were “totally inexcusable” and insisted he had never been a part of any domestic violence incidents before.

Rice was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palmer. Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being dropped.

He received a two-game suspension from the NFL and a fine in excess of $500,000. He said he never intended to appeal the punishment.

Speaking publicly for the first time Thursday at the Ravens training camp,  Rice said his actions are “something I have to live with for the rest of my life.”

Rice did not describe in detail what happened that night.


1 Comment

  • jamilouise

    Did he need to describe to describe it, I wonder? I watched the tv segment and I wondered then if people needed to know. I am, I guess you call it, a survivor of domestic abuse. I have broken bones to prove it. I have stories I could share. And, I have been struggling with just that point. Will it help me?I have huge amounts of anger from the abuse I received. What will help me? What will help Janay Palmer? What will help Ray Rice? Certainly describing what he chose to do to her and the details of it to the public can’t be that helpful??? To be honest, the worst form of abuse I ever recived wasn’t the broken bones. It was the emotional and verbal abuse and I couldn’t have my husband arrested for that anyway. At least the NFL did something.

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