Ray Rice

Ray Rice at Liberty convocation: Domestic violence 'uncovered the brutal truth' of my life

Ray Rice at Liberty convocation: Domestic violence 'uncovered the brutal truth' of my life

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice said Wednesday that the 2014 domestic-violence incident that cost him his NFL career “uncovered the brutal truth” of his life: that he had sacrificed his duties as a partner, father and Christian to become a better football player.

Speaking in Lynchburg, Va., at Liberty University’s convocation, in one of his most public conversations about his experiences in the years since the release of footage showing him punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator, Rice opened up about his lifelong encounters with violence and his reckoning with them.

“I had it all wrong,” Rice said of his priorities. “I had football, family,...

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