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Ray Rice’s battered wife defends him, slams media

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Earlier today (Sept. 9) Janay Rice, wife of NFL running back Ray Rice, spoke out on behalf of her husband via her Instagram account in wake of the footage of him assaulting her in an elevator being released.

When the story originally broke in February, the only footage available showed the aftermath of the assault in which Rice dragged his then fiancée’s unconscious body out of an elevator at an Atlantic City hotel. Based on this footage and the story told to teammates and league officials, Rice was given a two game suspension, considered by many to be a slap on the wrist.

Months after Rice’s “punishment” was handed down, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitted to “dropping the ball” with handling of the incident and implemented new guidelines for domestic abuse on behalf of its players. Under the new guidelines, a first domestic abuse offense leads to a six game suspension with a second leading to a lifetime ban.

However, after the full footage was released yesterday (Sept. 8) showing Ray punching Janay twice with a closed fist and knocking her out, the NFL quickly reacted to public outcry and suspended Rice indefinitely, along with the Baltimore Ravens terminating his contract.

In her Instagram post, Janay Rice accuses the media of ruining their lives in order to gain ratings. See her message below:



  1. butterbeanbabe on September 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    lady you NEED SERIOUS COUNSELING TO GET THROUGH YOUR ABUSIVE STATE OF CONCIOUS CAUSE WHAT SHE SAID MADE NO SENSE TO NO ONE BUT THE ABUSED … she need to think of her future stop taking paybacks in exchange for dignity and pride .. family is people who never hit you knock you to the floor and dragg you like adog .. that is what family is if your mind is so twisted and eyes so full of shillt you cant see in front of you its not our problem .. the experts on domestic violence says your indenial like eveolyn lazado left chad you need to pack and get the hell on down the road to a brighter future for you and your child .. all this yang yang bout some family destruction and media hurting you is what you made up …. to protect your self from the truth . the truth is YOUR A BATTERED IDIOT WHO NEEDS TO BE IN THE CARE OF A PSHCHOLOGIST TILL YOU HEALL RIGHT … this is what battered women do only a battered man will understand what your going through now .. so spare us the details

  2. butterbeanbabe on September 9, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    iyana vanzant get in here !!!! someone needs help

  3. Datsrht on September 10, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Vengeance is the Lords and to forgive Devine , that’s whats wrong with the world today always looking to punish and hate and not love and forgive. Let the person without any sin cast the 1st stone, bet you can find one. What about the cop who punched a defenseless woman in holding cell and broke her cheek and orbital bone where is TMZ with that video?????

    • Likewaterforchoc on September 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      So, in your interpretation, one act of violence against a woman is greater than the other depending on who it is? The cop does not deserve this “forgiveness” that you speak of, but Ray Rice does? To who much is given much is required. Ray Rice was blessed with the opportunity to do what he loved and get paid millions to do it and he acted entitled. Not many of us can say that. Knocking the mother of your child unconscious is not love. Love had nothong to do with it and God certainly had nothing to do with it. I take it that you didn’t see the video. One blow to the head or body could actually kill someone. What’s worng with the world today is folks reaching for the God to defend acts that goes against his very teaching. People are commiting terroristic acts in his name. Where is the love and forgiveness in that?

  4. icyharris on September 12, 2014 at 11:32 am

    When you are in the public eye, your life will be on blast, however, this is a situation that should be on blast because so many women (and men) suffer in silence in abusive relationships. Many don’t have the financial resources of this woman to leave and make it on their own, nor the courage or legal backing to held them accountable.