The discussion over the NFL’s controversial decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for just two games was reopened Monday, when a new video surfaced of the domestic violence incident. The video, leaked to TMZ, shows Rice knocking out his then-fiance, now-wife in an Atlantic City elevator. Previously, the only video made public was the aftermath of Rice’s actions — his wife being pulled out of the elevator unconscious.
A lot of NFL players — both current and former — weren’t happy then, but now, several are outraged and they’re making their grievances public by taking to Twitter to condemn Rice and the league for failing to provide what they see as a punishment that fits the now very evident crime.
Scott Fujita’s tweet was less safe for work, he saidd, “I’m glad no one ths morning seems to care about yesterday’s games. This piece of [expletive] needs to be out of the league. Period.”
Broadcasters and reporters, who cover a range of sports, articulated their disgust for the NFL’s and Rice’s actions, as well.
The Baltimore Ravens organization meanwhile has been catching a lot of flack for a tweet it posted earlier this summer.
The Ravens have not answered the detractors or said a word publicly about what the organization’s plans are going forward. The NFL claims it had not previously seen the new video.