Running back Ray Rice has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens, just hours after TMZ Sports released a video showing Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face in an Atlantic City hotel elevator last February.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also announced that in addition to Rice’s contract being terminated, the Super Bowl champion will be suspended from the league indefinitely.
Several NFL players voiced their thoughts after the video was released. Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton of the Broncos tweeted: “As players we must speak up. Stand up for what’s right. I don’t give a damn who u are or how much money you make. No place for this.”
The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice’s contract this afternoon.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 8, 2014
Ray Rice suspended indefinitely following release by Ravens http://t.co/VaE2ZW1Pku
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 8, 2014