Elevator Video Shows Ray Rice Punching His Wife And Knocking Her Out Cold
The NFL is getting even more criticism for their poor response to the Ray Rice domestic violence case after video was released today of what really went down in the elevator.
TMZ released a video this morning of the Ravens running back punching his fiancé, Janay Palmer, and knocking her out in an elevator and then dragging her unconscious body out of it.
Earlier this year, hotel security camera video was released of Rice dragging his fiancé out of the Atlantic City elevator was released to the public but until now, the gravity of what really happened inside of the elevator was unknown. In March, Rice was charged with a felony assault, but Palmer, who married Rice shortly after the attack, declined to testify against him and the charges were reduced to counseling.
The NFL has received a lot of criticism for their initial response to the incident in which Rice was only suspended from playing for two games. In late August, N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell, wrote a letter apologizing to the team owners in regards to his response stating, “I didn’t get it right.” Goodell has now stated that in the future N.F.L. employees, including nonplayers, would get suspended for at least six games for their first offense of domestic violence and one year minimum for their second.