It’s been almost exactly one year now since Ray Rice and his then-fiancé Janay Palmer were involved in a domestic violence incident inside of an elevator in an Atlantic City, N.J. hotel and casino. It turned their worlds upside-down. Since then, they’ve been through a lot—they’re married now and are still actively working to move past the incident—and it appears as though Rice is going to try to continue on with his NFL career next season after sitting all of last season out.
Rice probably won’t ever play in Baltimore for the Ravens again, though, so early this morning, the Baltimore Sun published a letter that he just wrote to the city and his former fans. In it, he apologizes for making a “horrible mistake” last February and asks for forgiveness. You can read the entire letter here: Continue reading
Ray Rice may be officially reinstated into the NFL off a technicality, but the elevator incident still isn’t completely behind him. This time ,it’s because ABC News obtained more surveillance footage of Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer showing the time after he hit her in the elevator.
None of it is quite as shocking as the footage already seen, but here we see Palmer’s emotional reaction in the time following the incident. We see her emotionally distraught and tearful as she at first rebukes the former star running back when he approaches her. Palmer eventually relents, though; they’re seen kissing while they’re both in handcuffs inside an elevator.
Rice went to court to stop ABC News from releasing this footage. His lawyer Peter Ginsberg said, “This is a time of healing and he, quite naturally, doesn’t want another media showing of what must have been the worst event of his life.” But that wasn’t a good enough reason. Rice lost the case, and that dark cloud still looms.
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Disgraced former Ravens running back Ray Rice has spoken publicly for the first time since he was fired on Monday in the wake of the release of an explosive video showing him beat his now wife Janay unconscious.
Rice, who not only got cut by his team but was also indefinitely suspended by the NFL told ESPN via telephone that he was being ‘strong’ for his wife and the couple were in ‘good spirits.’
‘I have to be strong for my wife,’ said Rice. ‘[Janay] is so strong. We are in good spirits.’
‘We have a lot of people praying for us and we’ll continue to support each other. I have to be there for [Janay] and my family right now and work through this.’
After Rice spoke, he handed the phone to wife Janay who said: ‘I love my husband. I support him. I want people to respect our privacy in this family matter.’
Rice also texted CNN and said: ‘I’m just holding strong for my wife and kid that’s all I can do right now.’
Earlier on Tuesday Janay, 26, had posted a statement on her (now-private) Instagram account in which she professed her love for her husband and condemned the media for their coverage of the incident which she called a ‘horrible nightmare’.
The couple married in March of this year, just a month after the now infamous incident in Atlantic City that was captured on security cameras.
With reports and photos putting him in the middle of a media frenzy, rapper Joe Budden has wisely found legal counsel who provided our friends over at BOSSIP with the following statement on his behalf:
As we previously reported, Love & Hip Hop star Joe Budden allegedly beat his girlfriend. TMZ posted photos of what look to be a woman badly bruised, and Joey is allegedly the culprit. Well, the rapper has come forward to address widespread domestic violence reports and revealed law enforcement searched his home as a result of the situation.
Check out what SOHH is reporting via Eben Gregory:
Budden dished out more details of the headline-generating story and proclaimed his innocence.
“I don’t take this lightly, but I do find it funny seeing as how IM THE CALMEST N*GGA IN THE WORLD !! Smh,” Budden tweeted Friday (August 22) evening.
“Also, if I did half of what’s alleged, a pic of her face would be out, not her leg.. This is simple logic here.”
“Logic typically clears up a lot of sh*t by the way.”
“I’ll have my day in court… f*ck it.”
“I did have a nice convo w @TMZ earlier about journalistic integrity, boy was that funny/stupid. Lol”
“Cops searched my house today cuz shorty told them I had guns here.. He said “wanna tell me why u have a bullet proof vest?”.. Lmao/smh”
“The lesson to be learned here is.. Leave the strippers & bartenders in the strip club… sounds so simple !” (Joe Budden’s Twitter)