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Daryl Washington

Ray Rice is not a victim [Commentary]

Ray Rice is not a victim [Commentary]

I am a proud Baltimore native and have been a Ravens fan since the football team moved here in 1996. I am also a pastor and an advocate against domestic violence and rape culture. The behavior of running back Ray Rice, who was accused of knocking out his then fiancee (now wife) during an altercation in Atlantic City, has embarrassed me enough to question being a Ravens fan. The pathetic punishment from the NFL — a two game suspension — has made me question my continued support for the league. I would expect the latter from a morally bankrupt organization. What I did not expect is for the Ravens to publicly treat Ray Rice as if he is a victim who needs to be lifted up by his fan...