RB Ray Rice Cut By Ravens, Then Suspended Indefinitely By NFL

Discussion in 'Baltimore Ravens' started by DaBears22, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Ray Rice was let go by the Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancée in February.

    The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, shows Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. Each hits the other before Rice knocks Palmer off her feet and into a railing. An earlier TMZ video had showed Rice dragging Palmer, now his wife, from the elevator at the Revel casino, which closed Sept. 2.

    The Ravens said earlier Monday that they never saw the new video. Hours later, they sent out a one-sentence release:

    "The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon."

    The NFL also took action, saying on Twitter that commissioner "Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice."

    The NFL Players Association told ESPN in an email that it had no comment on the termination of Rice's contract or his indefinite suspension by the NFL.

  2. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    I know the league and the Ravens say they didn't see the video...however, this totally makes me wonder if the termination and the indefinite suspension are because they saw the video or because WE saw the video...
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  3. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Goodell said I believe they didn't see the video til today or whenever but yeah you got to wonder about the timing of it all.
  4. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    I don't know if I can believe Goodell though. And what about the justice system? They kinda failed themselves...no?
  5. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Yeah you got to wonder how this video didn't surface in the initial investigation somehow. If TMZ did have the video all along why not release it right away just for hits on their website?
  6. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    I kinda hate to say this, but his wife's reaction and apologies for her behavior in the incident are a big reason it took so long for appropriate action.
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Yep...sounds like they were both full of crap during that investigation.
  8. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    I think it's bullcrap that they wait to suspende him now. We knew he knocked her the Phuck out. He should been suspended indefinitely during offseason. Only thing that changed is the the public saw the video the result was the same he dragged her ass out
    86WARD likes this.
  9. MediaGuy

    MediaGuy Ball So Hard University

    Umm The Revel Hotel/Casino just closed yada yada. Somebody got paid twice by tmz. This is Watergate II. The cover up is bigger than the crime. Roger is gonna be on a big hot seat. Would not mind saying bye bye to him.
  10. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

  11. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Obviously he was suspended because we saw the video. The NFL is reacting to our reaction, not the initial action.

    And even if they didn't see the video, that's not an excuse. It sounds like the video was pretty easily available. There's no excuse for an organization with as much influence as the NFL to not be able to get a video as important as this regarding one of their players.
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  12. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    the crap storm was caused by one person,roger goodell! he deserves to get canned for screwing this up like it is now!
  13. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    You spelled Ray Rice wrong.
  14. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    The video was available all this time apparently and the NFL never asked the casino directly to see the video:

  15. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    he should have been suspended,but to me,they had already decided on his punishment and then they renegged after goodell saw that the nfl was gonna really look bad after what the nfl failed to investigate,he changed his mind,and to me that was not fair to ray rice.this would be the equal to double jeopardy in the us court system.
    when the 2 guys from the 49ers hear their punishment for their many law problems,they should face the same punishment rice is!
  16. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    whoever investigated this for the league should be fired for doing such a crapty,incompetent job!
    this is the most gigantic of all cluster ducks when it comes to pro sports and how they punish their players!
  17. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Spygate, bountygate, and now this...Strike three, Goodell...
    Buck Fenson likes this.
  18. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    It's going to cost the Ravens $4 million this year and $9 million next year in dead cap money, I hear.
  19. 86WARD

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  20. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Give em the SMU treatment lol. That'll teach em to harbor wife beaters.