"Mase has always been a guy that's very outspoken and sometimes probably got ridiculed for [being] outspoken," Rice said. "I don't know what his situation was with Rex, but he was always honest, he was always straightforward with what he had to say. I was surprised. I really thought he was going to fit in up there. But Mase is one of my buddies, so I definitely wish him success wherever he's at. Overall, he was a guy that we looked up to, to make plays here, so you never want to see a guy in that kind of situation. But that's just the business side of things."