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Running Back Ray Rice is Cut from the Ravens after Video of Domestic Violence was Released

Although the Baltimore Ravens originally supported Ray Rice, their running back, during the off season as he was dealing with a domestic violence scandal, they have now officially cut the cord after TMZ leaked footage of the incident. The team cut him this afternoon, taking to their Twitter to officiate the news stating “The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice’s contract this afternoon.” Not long after the NFL also made a statement, tweeting “Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice.” Just a few months prior, members of the Raven’s roster were supporting Rice, making statements in his defense. John Harbaugh, the head coach stated, “He will be part of our team. He’s a person of character. The thing that’s really important is to be able to support the person without condoning the action. He makes a mistake. There’s no justifying what happened. When you drink too much in public, those kind of things happen.” I guess it was easier to make those generalized statements and keeping him on board for the sake of the team when there was just verbal accounts of the incident. However, after seeing it inaction and on video, it’s hard to condone someone with that kind of behavior, no matter how beneficial. It’s hard to say what will be next for Rice, but let’s hope he learned his lesson.
 

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