The Ravens on Thursday announced details of this weekend's Ray Rice jersey exchange, which will allow fans to turn in their No. 27 jerseys for another, following the former star running back’s release last week.
Rice was charged with aggravated assault stemming from a February incident with his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, in which Rice knocked her unconscious in an Atlantic City, N.J. elevator. Rice was initially suspended for two games by the NFL, but he was released by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the league after TMZ posted footage of the incident last week. The NFL Players Association is appealing the suspension, and the incident set off a nightmare week for the team and the NFL.
The Ravens, as a result, are offering fans an opportunity to trade in their Rice jersey for that of a different player on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at M&T; Bank Stadium. Fans are asked to enter Gate A2, where they will be sent to the northwest concourse to make exchanges. The team store at Section 140 will also be open.
All jerseys eligible for exchange must be officially licensed by the NFL and manufactured by Nike or Reebok, and they must have been purchased or available for purchase at the M&T; Bank Stadium team store or from the team website. Each person can only exchange one jersey, and a league representative will be on hand to verify the authenticity.
This story has been updated.