Ray Rice fired by NFL thanks to social media


WASHINGTON, September 8, 2014 – Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice  lost his contract with the Baltimore Ravens after video of Rice violently punching his then girlfriend, now wife, and knocking her unconscious surfaced.

The NFL, which initially suspended Rice for two games after the incident, backtracked after the video surfaced. Observers say the NFL saw the video before handing down the initial suspension, which the NFL denies.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall declares he did not see the video before handing down the two game suspension.

The original video showed Rice in the elevator with his girlfriend and then a frame of his girlfriend on the ground. However, that apparently was not enough to convince the NFL of the severity of the assault by Rice.

The new video, combined with the public outcry over the incident, did convince Goodall and the Ravens.

Days to follow will surely reveal how this investigation was conducted and how Ray Rice was not charged with assault and battery for this attack.

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  • pvbella

    Roger Goodell did not ban Michael Vick. He admittedly left the door open for Vick’s return to the league Goodell set a bad precedent with Michael Vick.. He now admittedly left the door open for Rice’s return. Corrupt sports writers are circling the wagons to protect Rice and Goodell. Many are probably the same ones who pushed to get Vick back in the league. This enabling of criminal and reprehensible behavior by the league and sports writers is ludicrous and detestable. Talent alone does not give anyone the absolute right to a career in professional sports or anyplace else. Goodell and Rice both need to go. And they should hope that open door does not slam them in the assets on the way out.