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Ray Rice

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Ray Rice
Baltimor Ravens
Rice with the Ravens in 2009
No. 27
Position:Running Back
Personal information
Born: (1987-01-22) January 22, 1987 (age 37)
New Rochelle, New York
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:New Rochelle (NY)
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:6,180
Rushing average:4.3
Rushing touchdowns:37
Receiving yards:3,034
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Raymell "Ray" Rice (born January 22, 1987 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American former football running back. He played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008 until he was released on September 8, 2014.

He was drafted out of the Rutgers University by the Baltimore Ravens with the 55th pick in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Rice was selected for his very first Pro Bowl in 2009. He also was in the 2011 and 2012 Pro Bowl. He won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

Assault & indefinite suspension[change | change source]

On March 27, 2014, Rice was arrested and indicted for third-degree aggravated assault after an incident at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey where he punched his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer in the face. The punch knocked her unconscious. A video posted by TMZ showed Rice dragging Palmer's body out of an elevator.[1]

On March 27, 2014, Rice was indicted by a grand jury on third-degree aggravated assault, with a possible jail sentence for three to five years and a fine of up to $15,000.[2] Rice married Palmer on March 28, 2014.[3] On July 25, 2014, Rice was suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season for the incident.[4] After Rice agreed to undergo court-supervised counseling, the charges were dropped.[5]

On September 8, 2014, another video was released by TMZ that featured additional footage from an elevator camera that showed Rice punching Palmer.[6] After seeing this, the Baltimore Ravens terminated Rice's contract and shortly afterward, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that Rice had been suspended indefinitely from the NFL.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ray Rice -- Dragging Unconscious Fiancee ... After Alleged Mutual Attack (video)". TMZ. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  2. "Ravens' Ray Rice indicted". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  3. "Report: Ray Rice marries woman he is accused of assaulting". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  4. "Ray Rice suspended 2 games". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  5. "N.F.L. Continues to Answer Questions About Ray Rice Video". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  6. "Ray Rice -- Elevator Knockout... Fiancee Takes Crushing Punch (Video)". TMZ. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  7. "Ravens Terminate Ray Rice's Contract". Baltimore Ravens. Archived from the original on 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  8. "Ray Rice released by Ravens, indefinitely suspended". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-09-09.

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