Baltimore Ravens cut Ray Rice after video of him striking fiancee was released

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  • USU-Logan Logan, UT
    Sept. 9, 2014 8:32 a.m.

    @patriot and @CA reader

    First off, What Ray Rice did was despicable.

    and second, even if we do not judge him on the moral grounds, his abhorrent behavior has caused a PR disaster for Ravens, and brought a negative impact to the team's business interests.

    Baltimore Ravens have every right to cut him off, even solely on business grounds is already enough.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Sept. 9, 2014 7:35 a.m.

    Hey Thornbirds -

    "Why would the Fox News Newscasters joke about this on their show?"

    . . . because "Conservative" entertainers are wild and crazy guys . . . Fun loving, free spirited, and not at all bound by any sense of ethics or propriety that constrains their more moderate colleagues in legitimate news organizations.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Sept. 8, 2014 11:42 p.m.

    First, this guy deserves all the negative pub and punishment. What a bully and coward.

    But a politically incorrect question -- not that I care if someone finds it too blunt or incorrect -- why did his fiance turn around and marry him????

    I know... forgiveness, redemption, etc., but the sad fact is any man who will hit a woman will, statistically speaking, hit her again. She will forgive and claim it is a marital problem and blame herself. But it isn't a marital or "love" problem; it is assault and battery, a jailable crime.

    We taught our daughters, ONE Strike, Mister, and you're out!

  • intervention slc, UT
    Sept. 8, 2014 9:18 p.m.

    @dn moderator
    The following was a comment not "feedback" but I suspect you knew that

    @patriot
    Did you read the article? Goodell made a statement, admitting in no uncertain terms, that he and the NFL blow it by not taking more serious action from the start I think it is fair to criticize them for not taking more serious action from the beginning but to claim they are trying to cover "their sorry tails" is ridiculous.

    @ute alum
    not everything needs to turn into a forum for your hatred for the President.

  • ThornBirds St.George, UT
    Sept. 8, 2014 9:10 p.m.

    Why would the Fox News Newscasters joke about this on their show?
    They joked about this saying, "Cameras should be taken out of elevators".
    Why would any news program say this, particularly a Conservative news program?

  • CA. reader Rocklin, CA
    Sept. 8, 2014 8:28 p.m.

    I also think Ray Rice has a great case for unlawful termination even there is something in the NFL rules about such behavior unless he will still get paid under his contract. How many times can you get punished for the same act?

  • CA. reader Rocklin, CA
    Sept. 8, 2014 8:24 p.m.

    I wonder if the investigating agency tried to obtain all the video the hotel had. All they needed was a search warrant or subpoena. Then I wonder if the agency failing to do so if Rice simply failed to tell what really happened in the elevator hoping to avoid a more serious sentence which seems to have worked. I can only imagine if the agency and the district attorney had seen the entire video that Rice would have gotten off so lightly in court.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 8, 2014 3:33 p.m.

    Why would the Ravens cut Ray now?? If they were going to terminate his contract they should have done it when the incident first occured. What do they know now they didn't then? They knew that he hit her so what difference does the video make now? I think this is Roger Goodell and the Ravens bowing to poltical pressure and taking this opportunity to make the penalty worse to cover their sorry tails which in my opinion is pretty guttless and is why my respect for the NFL drops every year. Rice admitted his wrong doing and if the league wanted to extend the suspension they could have ...to an entire year if need be but CUT him?? Obvioulsy domestic violence is terrible but so is drug abuse and so is getting caught in a strip club while married which many NFL players do on a regular basis. Why not cut the player for cheating on his wife in a public way? Doesn't this embarrase the league and team in the same way? Is a woman any less hurt for getting hit compared to being cheated on (adultery)? What a stupid double standard.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Sept. 8, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    The video released a few months ago with Rice dragging her out of the elevator should have been enough to release him right then. How did this go on until now? There is no reason whatsoever to hit a women. Disgusting........

  • Kaladin Northern, CO
    Sept. 8, 2014 1:49 p.m.

    I applaud the Ravens for cutting him. What a disgrace that the NFL dropped the ball on this case.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 8, 2014 1:26 p.m.

    sentinel,

    He was already serving a 2 game suspension related to this same incident but the actual footage of him hitting his girlfriend was never seen by the public unto today, at which point the suspension turned into him being cut.

    This doesn't make sense though - its not as if anyone argued he had hit her. Even when Goodale NFL commissioner gave the suspension he knew that Rice had hit her - there was already video of him dragging her out of the elevator.

    So even though we all agree the 2 game penalty was too light - I'm not sure what the NFL is now claiming happened that they didn't already know before?

  • Sentinel Ogden, UT
    Sept. 8, 2014 1:05 p.m.

    I'm confused. The article starts out by saying Ray Rice had been cut. The article ended with him beginning his 2 game suspension. Which is it, he got cut or he is serving a suspension? Thank you for any clarity that can be added to this story.