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NEW YORK (PIX11) - Ray Rice's wife Janay is defending her husband on Instagram, blasting the media and public following the release of a disturbing video that led the Ravens to nullify Rice's contract.

rice-screenshot"I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," she wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post Tuesday morning.  "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options (sic) from the public has caused my family."

"THIS IS OUR LIFE!  What don't you get.  If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you've succeeded on so many levels."

Ray Rice, 27, has been indefinitely suspended by the NFL and his contract voided after the release of video from an Atlantic City elevator showing Rice knocking his then-fiance unconscious.

"To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret everyday is a horrible thing.  To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a (sic) horrific," she wrote.

The Ravens and the NFL claim not to have seen the surveillance video until TMZ posted it, at which point the team cut the three-time Pro Bowl running back from New Rochelle.  The video was taken Feb. 15 inside the now-closed Revel Casino .

The NFL issued the following statement about the surveillance footage:

"Security for Atlantic City casinos is handled by the New Jersey State Police. Any videos related to an ongoing criminal investigation are held in the custody of the state police. As we said yesterday: 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."

According to the New Jersey State Police, however, they were never in possession of the video because they wouldn't have handled a crime occurring in the casino elevator.

"We cover the casino floors, any incidents or crimes outside the casino floors are handled by Atlantic City Police Department," said New Jersey State Police spokesman Jeff Flynn .

The Atlantic City Police Department has not returned any calls.

The Ravens are now organizing a jersey buy-back program after dropping Rice, who was going to make $4 million in the 2014-15 season.



  • k m (@nyctenor)

    typical abused wife actions. does she think this will be the last time? just wait, the worst is yet to come. She’ll be lucky if she doesn’t end up dead or worse. I guess she’s doing everything to help him get her meal-ticket back…… can anyone sink so low? The reality is,…..if he has no career they have nothing.

  • mike

    If she wants to defend him, then that is fine, it doesn’t surprise me that she would. To me, it is weak to blame the media, no one is making you relive anything, my fear is that this guy will hit you again the next time he gets angry. By then, i hope you will show the courage and the strength to leave the guy.

  • mike

    As far as everyone wanting Ray Rice banned from the NFL, i think people are a bit hypocritical. Remember the likes of Michael Vick. Pacman Jones, and even Ray Lewis (the shooting incident in Atlanta in 2000). All those guys were allowed second or even third opportunities in the NFL. For the record, if Rice wants to play in the NFL again, i’m all for it.

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