In the video, Rice is shown punching Janay Palmer, his then fiancee, in the face twice, knocking her out. He then drags her unconscious body out of the elevator.
The incident took place in an elevator at Revel Hotel in Atlantic City on February 15th this year, The Independent reports.
As a result of the incident, the National Football League (NFL) declared a two-match ban for Rice for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
The ban was announced on July 24th.
According to reports, NFL authorities saw an earlier abridged version of the video months ago, which did not show the full extent of the violence displayed in the currently leaked full-length video.
With the release of this new video, many have condemned the NFL, stating that a more severe punishment should have been given to him.
According to reports, Rice and Palmer got married just one month after the assault.
Here’s a video of the incident:
Following the public outrage surrounding the video, The Baltimore Ravens have terminated Rice’s contract, and the NFL has suspended him indefinitely, Boston Globe reports.
The team’s management made the announcement via a one-statement press release: ‘The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon.’’
Domestic violence is and ALWAYS will be unacceptable.
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