Sport's athletes on steroids . There has been much hype to the Ray Rice beating his wife in an elevator , and dragging her. THERE is no EXCUSE for domestic violence , even beating your wife . For Rice he got nothing but a slap on a wrist . He beat her up. There's even a recording of it. And what happened? A plea deal so generous that the abuser's arrest record will be expunged -- totally clean, as if the whole thing had never happened -- if he receives some counseling in the next few months. "it was a minor incident" says his FEMALE lawyer. I wonder how she will explain this video. ***The NFL has in the past covered up players bad behavior but in these times of instant footage it becomes hard to do and even harder to explain away the very bad behavior of its players. He should be fired. According to police, Kelli Fuller had cuts to her mouth and forehead and she told them her husband had thrown her to the ground, pulled her hair and kicked her after she confronted him over an alleged affair with a law clerk. After (1)> TMZ released the video of the elevator assault, Janay Rice released a statement of support for her husband, on Instagram. "To take something away from the man I love that he has worked for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific," she wrote, "If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take our happiness away, you've succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what love is." The video would appear to contradict earlier claims by Rice's attorney that Saturday's incident was just a ‘very minor physical altercation.’ (2) >The couple were both arrested soon after on assault charges at the Revel Casino and police say they have separate unreleased footage which proves both parties attacked each other. President Obama also got into the act with his statement 'The President is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society,' said the statement which denounced Rice for his violence towards Janay, who is now his wife.'Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that's true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors. SO THUS FAR ,Ravens running back Ray Rice is done in the NFL, according to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. You know what's real stupid about this whole thing? Why should the video change anything? We knew what he did to her, we knew he knocked her out and dragged her out unconscious. He admitted that. The video just confirmed exactly what was known. Did they think the punch wasn't a vicious hit? So they suspended him two games for knocking out the girl. But when there's video of him doing that months later they boot him because there's a video of it? What does that say? It's a minor offense to hit your girl as long as there's no video of it.
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*** The incident took place Feb. 15th at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.Still bringing up this OLD story that has not only been resolved by the court and the couple, but also the league? They have revamped the leagues policies(6 games for 1st offense and a year ban for 2nd) on domestic violence and as you stated...they got married a month later and held a press conference to address the media and fans(which they didn't have to do since it was a personal matter). Did you see Jay Z and Beyonce hold a press conference over their incident? NO ONE OWES YOU ANY EXPLANATION. (1). Why does everyone think it was so easy to get the tape? Many media outlets likely tried and couldnt get them. TMZ finally got it AFTER 7 months and probably tens of thousands of dollars! It’s not common practice for a company like a casino fo give away their survailance tapes to anyone outside of the police.Any employer cant just ask for another company’s survailance footage because they want to punish their employee. The correct response would be, “the police have the tape… Ask them for a copy”. Which is apparently what the NFL says they did. (2). Ray Rice admitted to domestic assault on his then fiance, even apoligized pubicly, paid a fine, got a league 2 day suspension and was ordered to get counseling…So the league already knew he was suilty of hitting her and all of the suddent now that the video ‘leaked’ out they have to cover their asses.