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Ray Rice seeks forgiveness

Ray Rice Tries to Repair His Once Squeaky-Clean Image

Ray Rice Tries to Repair His Once Squeaky-Clean Image

Ray Rice spoke to media members for the first time since the National Football League announced that he would be suspended for two games for his actions in an Atlantic City casino video that appeared to show him dragging his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator unconscious.

“My actions that night were totally inexcusable,” says the Baltimore Ravens player, taking full responsibility for his misdeeds that day. “I was raised by a single mother,” Rice exclaimed, and referring to his mother, said, “I let her down. I let my wife down … I let my daughter down.”

Rice also had some strong words when he spoke about his 2-year-old daughter and the criticism he knows he will potentially face from her in the future. “One day she is going to know the power of Google. And we have to explain that to her,” he said of him and his wife inevitably needing to explain the events of that night to her when she is older.

Rice continued to accept responsibility for his actions, explaining that it is “something I have to live with for the rest of my life.” The running back from New York who once had a squeaky-clean image implored, “I know that’s not who I am as a man” and also added, “I made the biggest mistake of my life.”

Unfortunately for the couple, they have become the public face of domestic violence in this country, but they may be prepared for it. “We will go out there an help as many people as we can and speak about domestic violence,” said Rice.

For some, two games wasn’t enough punishment for Rice’s actions, but ultimately, whether he was suspended two, four, or eight games, he needs to look at himself in the mirror and make sure that he is never again guilty of physically abusing his wife or any other woman.



3 Comments

  1. sugarbutterbean on July 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    what ray rice dont understand is once a beater always a beater with that woman at least , if he got drunk depressed or any of his demons that are the underline cause of his behavior without proper counceling he will repeat this act .. if not with her some else ,people dont underderstand that abusers are opportunist , they wait for the perfect him to lash out again and then blame it on the weather … i dont trust him ,i think this woman was focusing on his money as to why she didnt leave .. she has a baller ! these young women justwant a baller , look at gabrielle union she has little girls looking up to her behavior with dwade , he cheated in the worst way … and he gets taught no lesson , by a woman who has not kids so she has no compass , to raise her concious, she is acting girl like to stay with a man cause he got baller status … then the next time abuse comes shell be looking stupid as rays wife will be looking.. but life is about lessons not my lesson or yours , but its sad to see it

    • Justapersonwhoknowstruth on August 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Actually once a beater (you really don’t judge anyone) because not everyone is going to beat up a person after that. Unlike you who probably had no personal experience women get out of the relationship, or they stay. Is it your choice?! HECK NO! Is it your business? HECK NO! There is a reason why she stayed because you don’t know what is really going on nor you ever will. So the fact that you can judge a person so fast like a traffic light lets me know that you need help. So what is he got money how many politians fell through cracks? Umm… Think no I know a lot. The fact that people who run this country we don’t know what they do at night with their spouses. What if a politian was a woman beater never got caught? Think about that.

  2. Nehes Ba'a Rayay on August 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    This is is a Major Distraction from the Ebola Patient coming to ATL. wake up Negroes!!!