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Ray Rice

Looking Beyond The Hype To See Domestic And Sexual Violence

Slowly but surely, America is making progress.

December 22, 2014

A Contrite Ray Rice Says He Hopes For ‘Second Chance’ In NFL

Does Ray Rice deserve another shot?

December 2, 2014

Ray Rice Suspension Overturned

The embattled running back is now eligible to return to the NFL.

November 28, 2014

NFL Will Put ‘House In Order,’ Commissioner Says

Is this too little, too late?

September 19, 2014

A Rough Month In America For Women

From Maureen McDonnell to Janay Rice, things haven’t been going well.

September 18, 2014

Senator Wants To Strip NFL Of Tax-Exempt Status In Light Of Abuse Cases

Cory Booker wants sports leagues to pay taxes and have that money go towards domestic violence victims.

September 17, 2014

No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

“I think they’re going too far with Ray Rice.” So said a civil servant I know only in passing, making small talk the other day. No, it is not the majority opinion, but neither is the guy alone. Last week, USA Today quoted women fans who pointedly support Rice, the NFL star dropped by the […]

September 17, 2014

Rice Will Appeal Indefinite Suspension: Reports

Baltimore (AFP) — Ray Rice, the National Football League star banned indefinitely after video of him knocking out his then-fiancee surfaced, will appeal the suspension, according to multiple reports. NBC, the Baltimore Sun and ESPN on Sunday reported that Rice, a star running back who helped the Baltimore Ravens win last year’s Super Bowl, would […]

September 15, 2014

Goodell Investigation Is All Among Friends

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) — Ignorance is not a suitable defense. That was what National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell told coach Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints when he punished them for so-called Bountygate two years ago, and it could come back to haunt him after the latest revelation by the Associated Press […]

September 12, 2014

NFL Scandal Spotlights Complexities Of Abuse

By Rosalind Bentley, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Well, if he hit her, why did she marry him? Why hasn’t she left him? Why is she defending him? Those are a few of the questions buzzing on the Web, in offices, and in homes around the country in light of the graphic new video of now-former Baltimore […]

September 11, 2014

We Needed To See The Ray Rice Video

Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into unconsciousness? Unequivocally, I say yes. Before explaining why, I want to share Ms. Rice’s objection to this coverage. Chances are you’ve seen some version already, but domestic violence has a long history of silencing women’s voices. Not this time. Ms. Rice’s […]

September 10, 2014

NFL Boss Faces Lawmaker Questions, Call To Resign

New York (AFP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell faced U.S. lawmaker questions and a call to resign by a women’s advocacy leader Wednesday over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. Video of NFL star running back Rice knocking out his then-fiancee and now-wife Janay last February in a casino elevator went public […]

September 10, 2014

Rice Abuse Video Revealed Nothing We Didn’t Know Already

Apologies for the blunt language, but can we please cut the crap? Meaning: can we stop pretending we know something now that we didn’t before about what Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice did to his then-fiancée in the elevator of that Atlantic City casino? Can we stop pretending new information has come to light? […]

September 10, 2014

Endorse This: For Whitewashing Rice Assault, Everyone Involved Must Go

[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”65421″] When video of Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée emerged on Monday, one thing became immediately clear: The NFL tried to whitewash domestic violence. Now it should pay the price. Click above to see Keith Olbermann explain why Commissioner Roger Goodell and his cohorts must resign or be fired – then share this […]

September 9, 2014

Janay Rice Breaks Her Silence, Describes Situation As ‘Horrible Nightmare’

By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun In an emotional message, the wife of former Ravens running back Ray Rice broke her silence Tuesday morning, one day after Rice’s contract was terminated and he was indefinitely suspended by the NFL. Those events followed a graphic video surfacing in which Rice punched his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, whom […]

September 9, 2014

Obama: ‘Hitting A Woman Is Not Something A Real Man Does’

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau After news broke Monday that the Baltimore Ravens had terminated the contract of Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-finance, Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to President Barack Obama about the case. “The president is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he […]

September 9, 2014

Ravens Release Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — The Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice after a new video surfaced Monday morning showing Rice hitting then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February. The video appears to show that after each hit the other in a Revel casino elevator, Rice threw […]

September 8, 2014

New Video Released Of Ray Rice Incident

The Baltimore Sun A new video that apparently shows Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February was released early Monday morning. The video appears to show that after each hit the other in a Revel casino elevator, Rice threw a punch with his left fist, […]

September 8, 2014

Endorse This! Olbermann Takes On the NFL and Sexism in Sports

[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”62890″] Does the NFL believe that women aren’t worthy of “basic human respect?” After the NFL suspended Ray Rice for only two games for knocking his wife out cold, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann delivered this righteous and powerful rant about sexism in sports. Let’s get serious about how women and girls are treated in […]

August 4, 2014