A newly circulated video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancee drew heightened and widespread outrage Monday, prompting the Ravens to fire the player whose dazzling runs on the field and anti-bullying efforts off of it had endeared him to Ravens Nation.
The Ravens terminated the contract of star running back Ray Rice on Monday afternoon, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him indefinitely, hours after TMZ Sports released the video of him knocking his then fiancee, Janay Palmer, unconscious in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator.
The Ravens released running back Ray Rice Monday afternoon, hours after video surfaced of him assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City elevator in February. Here's a sampling of what some national media outlets they're saying about the Ravens' release of Rice.
For all the revolutionary technological change rocking media these days, the TMZ video of Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer in a casino elevator is a stark reminder of the enduring and awesome power of the image.
The release of a video that appears to show Ravens star Ray Rice delivering a vicious punch to his then-fiance Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City elevator doesn¿t tell us anything we didn't think we already knew, but it makes the NFL look even worse for the way it handled the aftermath of the incident.
The Ravens and the NFL now have an integrity issue. The latest video showing Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator was released this morning and it raises a lot of questions.
However, those who have observed the Ravens' running back for the past several months see it differently. From the first day of training camp, his teammates and coaches have noticed his increased focus and intensity. Matt Rhule, one of Pierce's former coaches at Temple, saw how hard the running back attacked the offseason rehab on his surgically-repaired right shoulder.
The Ravens pared their roster down to the NFL's required 53-player limit Saturday, choosing to keep two quarterbacks and seven wide receivers and leaving themselves thin at cornerback and along the offensive and defensive lines.
The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw more female fans: Holding special stadium events for women, injecting football themes into shows such as "The Biggest Loser" and expanding lines of merchandise to include household goods such as cheese boards and stemless wine glasses.
A month after Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault, including possible lifetime bans for second offenders.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced sweeping changes to the NFL personal-conduct policy, telling NFL owners in a letter obtained by The Baltimore Sun that discipline for domestic violence incidents will increase significantly.