On Monday, TMZ released a video of Ray Rice punching his then fiancé and now wife, Janay in the face (back in a February incident at a casino in Atlantic City). Have you heard of it? Watched it? I'm sure you have and if you haven't you can watch it here.
I was wrong. Ray Rice punched his wife in the face, knocking her out immediately, and causing her to be unconscious. I have lost all respect for him. Many people say that Janay was wrong because she spit on him and tried hitting him. Yes, that was wrong! But, call me old fashioned- I believe that a man should never put his hands on a woman unless his life was being threatened. Period. No questions asked. Some may say that's not fair but guess what, it's not fair that one day I'm going to have to push a 7 lb human being out of my you know what!!!
To add to that, Ray Rice works out every day for a living. His body is a fine tuned machine designed to take on the largest men in America. He's an NFL running back. His punch could have easily killed his wife. Ever heard that professional fighters can't fight in public because legally their bodies are weapons? I'm not sure if that's true but that's kind of how I feel about this.
Now this is where my take on this may or may not surprise you. I do not think the Ravens and the NFL should've suspended him indefinitely. Why? Well other than the fact that Michael Vick (a convicted dog fighter and murderer) can play in the NFL, it was wrong for the Ravens and NFL to choose a "punishment" for him (knowing that he admitted to having an altercation with Janay) and then go back on that "punishment" when the video was released.
Ray Rice admitted what he did. Did he say to what extreme? No. But now that you see the video you want to go back on your original "punishment" and end his career? I don't think so. This video should've been seen months ago and THAT is when they should've chosen his "punishment". I'm not even going to go into the fact that the Ravens and NFL probably DID see this video a long time ago and are not admitting it.
But I guess like I said earlier, life isn't fair. So what are your takes on the incident? Where do you stand?
Ray (with Janay) apologizes in a press conference