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Ray Rice Writes Letter to the City of Baltimore, Apologizes for “Horrible Mistake”

via Complex

ray riceIt’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

New Footage Shows Ray Rice and Janay Palmer Kissing While in Handcuffs Following Elevator Incident

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.

[via Complex]

Deion Sanders Files $200K Lawsuit Against Ex-Wife Pilar For Defamation Of Character

The break up, divorce and custody battle between famed former NFL player Deion Sanders and his ex-wife Pilar has been ugly from the beginning and now Deion is taking his frustrations back to court with a $20,000 defamation of character lawsuit. The news comes on the heels of Pilar publicly releasing audio recordings of their children speaking about their relationship with Deion last month.

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According to Dallas News:

Broadcaster and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife, Pilar Sanders, also known as Pilar Love El Dey.

The suit accuses Pilar Sanders of publishing false statements on social media that accuse him of multiple crimes, including child abuse, spousal abuse, assault and attempted murder. The suit also references defamatory statements it said she made on TV in a recent appearance on The O’Reilly Factor.

The suit, filed Nov. 24 in Collin County, seeks damages of $200,000 to $1 million as well as other relief to which he may be entitled.

Pilar Sanders’ attorney, Larry Friedman, was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.

Her recent posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social media include multiple allegations that she and her children have been abused by her ex-husband. Some of the videos she posted have been blocked because of copyright issues. Some posts also have been made by others on her behalf.

On Nov. 19 before the suit was filed, she posted a link on Twitter to audio recordings of phone conversations she had with two of her children in which they allege abuse by their father.

In the suit, the former Dallas Cowboys player also accuses his ex-wife of contacting his sponsors, employers, friends and acquaintances either directly or indirectly and making similar false statements.

According to the suit, Pilar Sanders has ignored his requests to stop.

“Based on defendant’s prior conduct, Plaintiff believes that defendant’s campaign of defamation of defendant’s character and reputation will continue unabated absent this court’s intervention,” the suit states.

A hearing on a temporary injunction is scheduled for next week.

This situation is uglier than Deion’s Jheri Curl…

Graphic Text Messages About Adrian Peterson Beating Son Released

According to Fansided, text messages between Peterson and the child’s mother, were released with the athlete talking about the beating he gave his son with a switch.

 

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“Got him in n*** once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I’m all tearing that butt up when needed! I start putting them in timeout. N save the whooping for needed memories!” one message allegedly said.

In another message, Peterson says he knows that he went overboard with the punishment after noticing the marks left on the child’s body.

“I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch.” he said. “Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has the biggie heart but don’t play no games when it comes to acting right.”

The Minnesota Vikings running back won’t play in today’s game against the New England Patriots.

Dishin’ out whoopin’s ain’t what it use to be!

Ray Rice Breaks Silence About Being Fired By The Ravens: ‘We are in good spirits and I have to be strong for my wife’

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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.