5 lessons on domestic violence we learned from Ray Rice

Screenshot via ESPN
Screenshot via ESPN

It’s been over a year since NFL player Ray Rice was caught on camera brutally beating his then-fiancée Janay Rice, and now the pro athlete is speaking out about his horrific actions.

As previously reported, Rice, who married Janay just six weeks after the violent incident, initially received only a two-game suspension from the NFL. Days later, elevator footage of his assault was released to the public (September 2014), and he was dropped by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL. In November 2014; however, Rice won his appeal and became eligible to play again, with conditions that he complete a 12-month program for first-time offenders which required him to stay out of legal trouble and attend counseling. Upon completion of the program, the charges stemming form his Feb. 15, 2014 arrest were dropped from his record.

At this time, however, a team has yet to sign Rice and he remains a free agent. Now, the former Baltimore Raven’s running back is looking for a new home, telling Outside the Lines on Tuesday, that he is a “rehabilitated man” and wants to return to the NFL.

For five eye-opening statements from Ray Rice on his domestic abuse scandal, hit the flip.

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