Feb 15th Ray Rice allegedly struck his then girlfriend, Janay Palmer , unconscious. They were in a casino. The video I watched was from an elevator, where he dragged the limp body of Palmer out of said elevator.
I was horrified . I assumed that Ray Rice would be kicked out of the league. That video was so disgusting, I thought the NFL King , Roger Goodell would have none of it.
I was wrong.
Ray Rice will be suspended for the first two games of this season. He will be fined $529, 411.24.
His now wife, Janay Rice, HOPEFULLY will pay the ultimate price. Statistics show that once a man hits a woman, he will do it again. It's called a repeat offender. Nicole Brown Simpson could probably explain more, but we know her fate. More that case in a moment.
Janay defended Ray to Roger Goodell during a closed door meeting on June 16th. Janay, you just did what most victims of domestic violence do.
They defend their attacker.
Your husband attacked you.
Ray Rice pleaded not guilty to a third degree charge of aggravated assault.
Roger Goodell should plead guilty to making a bad decision.
I don't know what Janay told the NFL head honcho. I know that Roger Goodell could have explained to both Mr. and Mrs. Rice, that the message has to be , that THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
Instead, it's a two game suspension. A slap on the wrist. Not nearly as hard a hit as Janay took that night.
Mr. Goodell, the numbers stats don't lie when it comes to domestic abuse. Men Hitting Women.
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.*
An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.*
85% of domestic violence victims are women.*
Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.*
Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.*
Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.*
Ask Nicole Brown Simpson if she would have repeatedly defended OJ? She did.
She is dead.
Nicole had called the police 7 different times to report abuse by OJ> The most notable, was on New Years of 1989.
You saw the pictures.
That was 4 years before she was killed.
I don't know Ray Rice. I've never met him. All I've seen is the video from the elevator and what he's done on the field.
Roger Goodell saw the same video I did.
He missed a great opportunity to use his power for good. To send a message to both men and women, the NFL will not tolerate hitting a woman.
A tougher suspension would have had all men, not just NFL'ers take notice, instead, he told Ray Rice to go ahead and take the field.
He will be there for game 3 against Cleveland on Sept 21.
Hope Janay is still ok by then.