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(KTVI) – The Baltimore Ravens have terminated Ray Rice’s contract hours after video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee in an elevator. The Ravens announced the termination on Twitter.
The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice's contract this afternoon.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 8, 2014
Disturbing video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator has been obtained by TMZ.
The video from inside the elevator was the first look into what happened in the elevator. Previously, only video of Rice carrying his fiance’s limp body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. had been released.
But the video from TMZ shows Rice and Janay Palmer enter the elevator and Rice viciously punch her. She goes down to the floor and is out. According to TMZ, Palmer hit a handrail in the elevator before hitting the floor.
Rice was suspended for two NFL games, but league commissioner Roger Goodell says the league“didn’t get it right” when it handed down Rice’s punishment in July.
Rice faced a felony aggravated assault charge in the case, but he accepted a pretrial intervention program that allowed him to avoid jail time and could lead to the charge being wiped from his record.
Rice and Palmer were married in March, just a month after the elevator incident.
Now, NFL players are reacting to the video and some want Rice banned from the league.
2 games. Disturbing.
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 8, 2014
Sad day for the @nfl just watched that Ray Rice video 2 games for that and a year suspension for smoking a lil pot idk something not right
— Chris Baker (@cbakerswaggy) September 8, 2014
Parental Advisory Recommended: This is sad and inexcusable. Domestic Violence should not be ignored on any level http://t.co/VIL4Jj2bo7
— Will Allen 20 (@WillAllenWAF) September 8, 2014
Are there people out there that really believed that.
-In a Casino
-In Atlantic City
Didn't have video evidence to begin with?
— Spencer Paysinger (@PYSNGR) September 8, 2014