News of the new consequences brought down on now-former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice in the wake of new video evidence that shows Rice punching his then-girlfriend in a casino elevator spread fast and wide Monday afternoon. Shortly after the Ravens cut Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indefinitely suspended the 27-year-old player. Current and retired NFL players reacted on social media along with broadcasters, reporters and fans.
Former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Eric Wright was left scratching his head over the logic of the timeline of the events.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe reiterates Wright’s train of thought.
Retired NFL All-Pro defensive end Marcellus Wiley questioned the future of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s career.
Kansas City Chiefs corner back DeMarcus Van Dyke, retired full back Michael Robinson, ex-Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen and other current and former players supports the Ravens’ and NFL’s decision.
Free agent Bryan McKinnie had a rare, more sympathetic view of the situation.
NFL reporters and broadcasters, meanwhile, offered a variety of opinions. Some congratulated the Ravens and the NFL for slamming the hammer down, while others questioned the timing.