Quoted from centerflank:
Ray Rice was obviously guilty of smacking his lady down, a true vicious act, he must have been drunk and her too.
The league punished him lightly according to known facts.
Then the video surfaces and he gets fired and suspended even longer?????
I am in no way taking his actions lightly but he got F'd over pretty badly today, the guy is obviously a moron, its hard to say what all transpired up to the elevator incident. They were having a tough night, no excuses to knock a lady down like that.
Quoted from Erik:
Way different than I remember his attorney claiming. I seem to recall something about him gingerly pushing her away as she approached him during a dispute, and she stumbles and hits head on the rail.
I can't blame the Ravens or the league. Messed up stuff, much like the Badass's week one pinside FFL score. Dunno about you I'm all for scratching the season and starting anew in 2015
I have no problem at all blaming the Ravens and the league.
We had the video of him pulling his unconscious fiance (now wife) out of the elevator. What did people really think happened? Rice admitted that he hit her from what I remember. He was charged and entered a plea. He never denied hitting her.
So if he hit her and that resulted in her being knocked unconscious, what was it about this video that suddenly made this go from a 2 game suspension to an indefinite ban?
And why the hell didn't the Ravens or the NFL take any steps to get the video from inside the elevator before making a decision on the punishment?
The original 2 game suspension was a freaking joke. Then the video is released and people are outraged, even though the facts were already pretty much known.
The actions by the Ravens and the League today were nothing more than a public relations reaction to the reaction of the general public.