I like to take time and apologize to Mrs. Diane Ruberton for accusing her of going after Ray Rice on slim evidence because he’s famous, rich, young, and so-called black. Ruberton was right on the money with Ray Rice after the WHOLE video came out by TMZ Sports. Ruberton decided to drop the charges towards Rice if he completed anger management program. I’m not letting Janay Palmer off the hook yet. Palmer DID incite the assault from Rice. She did smack him before they got on the elevator. And please LADIES don’t say “she just swiped at him.” NO woman has NO business putting her hands on a man unless she’s willing to turn into Ronda Rousey and fight. Rice should know his limits as a strong and powerful man. Just like a master fighter will adjust strength and speed to subdue an weaker/stronger opponent. Rice knew not to use that level of force when dealing with a woman (unless she’s Ronda Rousey, Gia Camararo, Hair Hatted Hooligan) Rice should restrained her without doing the Mike Tyson
The problem I also had besides the Mike Tyson, a NFL is suspended a season for Marijuana. But the NFL provides
Many public figures sounded off on the matter.
Seth Rogen — I don’t know much about football, but I know that Ray Rice is a piece of garbage who shouldn’t be allowed to play it professionally anymore. @nflcommish your punishment for beating a woman is less than for smoking weed. Get your head out of your f**king ass.
Deion Sanders — Instead of @RayRice27 and his Wife being the topic of your conversation today for the video let’s PRAY for them and their marriage.
Michelle Beadle — She must have used some pretty inflammatory words to deserve those punches. Two freaking games. Criminal act. Go sit in the corner.<span >Did @nfl and @nflcommish really think this video wouldn’t eventually surface? That we wouldn’t see that disgrace? Never too late, Goodell
Jay Glazer — I am never speechless. That ray rice video… beyond words. Ban him now! …
If you play a violent sport & are violent toward a woman ur right to play that sport should be taken away. Plus his callous disregard for her well being after she was KO’d is equally as disturbing. Absolutely disgraceful
Keith Olbermann — Roger Goodell’s position as Commissioner of the NFL is no longer tenable. Whether he saw the #RayRice video or he did not, he failed.
Doug Gottlieb — Remember when #Ravens fans gave #RayRice a standing O…. Twice? Good times
Coy Wire — NFL Players Association should demand that Ray Rice be banned from the NFL. I’d be damned if I had to be associated w/ him.
Jason Jones — @NFL If you truly didn’t know about this video, you not only need to fire Ray Rice, you need to hire the investigative team @TMZ
Linda Cohn — Looks like this #RayRice video was more important to discover for TMZSports than it was to the @NFL. Very sad.
Chris Kluwe — Looks like the Ravens’ strategy of “MOVE ALONG FOLKS, RAY RICE’S WIFE IS SORRY SHE GOT BEATEN” might not have been the best choice.
Sage Steele — One of the most disgusting aspects of new #RayRice video? Failure of prosecutors in Atlantic County, NJ. Saw video & didn’t prosecute? Sick.
Jamie Lee Curtis — Roger Goodell shame on you and the NFL. Two games? Really? Two games? Assault is assault. Take an action. Find your mind.
Lisa Guerrero — Outrageous. The @NFL interviewed Janay Palmer with Ray Rice in the room? Really?
By the way, the beginning of the new video appears to show #RayRice SPITTING on his fiancé before hitting her twice and knocking her out.
Ben Leber — Not to take attention away from Ray Rice, but Goodell and his suits saw the elevator video in July. They need to be held accountable as well
Randy Cross — So now we’re supposed to believe that Rice & his counsel had access to the tape but the NFL & their NSA/Security didn’t?
Skip Bayless — Our legal system and our NFL commisisoner look so bad and shameful now that we’ve seen what actually happened inside that elevator.
My opinion: Ray Rice should be gone for the rest of the season.
Scott Fujita — <>I’m glad no one this morning seems to care about yesterday’s games. This piece of sh** needs to be out of the league. Period.
Brady Quinn — Am I the only one who believes it should be a lifetime ban for the first time a player commits domestic violence? They should be done period.
Chris Harris — The NFL should have zero tolerance for domestic violence. There is never a reason for any man to be violent towards any woman.
Duke Ihenacho — Just so many things wrong with this situation. Spit, punch, trying to wake her up like she passed out on her own..na ain’t coo
Terrance Knighton — That man should be thrown out the the nfl and thrown into jail. Shame on those deciding his punishment. Smh
Sydney Leroux — Yes, Ray Rice needs to be banned from the NFL but can we please get his wife some help for marrying him after the fact?
Marlon Wayans — Watchin this @RayRice27 stuff and I say hitting a woman is not something a man should do. But I think that PEOPLE need 2 communicate better.
Tom Arnold — I miss what Joan Rivers would’ve said about Ray Rice today.
Alex Holmes — Scary revelation. Without @TMZ Donald Sterling still owns the Clippers and Ray Rice would still have a job. #letthatsinkin
Sen. Richard Blumenthal — It shouldn’t take a video to do the right thing. I commend @Ravens but urge @nflcommish to act on harsher penalties for domestic abuse. -RB
Jenn Sterger — At least the Ravens organization has stepped up where @nflcommish fumbled. Thank you Baltimore.
Taylor Twellman — Sorry but I’m not applauding @Ravens for today’s cutting of Ray Rice because fact is he’d be playing if not for @TMZ releasing the video.
B. Scott — The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancée, knocking her out and then casually dragging her out the elevator is truly disturbing.
David Boreanaz — How does the @nfl not KNOW about the video in the elevator of Ray Rice? #DontBuyIt
Christopher KID Reid — How did people think Ray Rice’s wife ended up knocked out???….a major fart from Ray?….too many Fireball shots by her?…. #YallKnew
Jeff Dunham — No joke here: As a father of three girls, I say Ray Rice should be banned from every sport and should be serving hard time in prison.
David Clowney — Ray Rice is a really good dude!! I don’t believe he is a woman beater, I think he just made one awful mistake..
Holly Robinson Peete — Right move. He could have killed her. Thank goodness for video. Shame NFL, law enforcement and Ravens had to be outted by TMZ… smh
Swin Cash — It’s very difficult to read some of these post blaming the victim in the ray rice situation. Disgusting!!! U have no idea how DV changes u
Ja Rule — Damn Ray Rice NOT COOL he should get the LIFE ban
Mike Greenberg — NFL teams do exhaustive research on the personal lives of players they draft in the fifth round. “We never saw it” is hard to fathom.
Terry Crews — The Ray Rice incident occurred many times n my childhood, & I believe nothing’ll change unless MEN change the culture that allows this abuse
Charlamagne Tha God — And stop saying TMZ ruined Ray Rice’s life. TMZ just doing their job. If he didn’t hit her wouldn’t be a video tape for TMZ to post.
Dick Vitale — Rice CUT – The only right thing to do – #NOOTHERCHOICE
Maria Shriver — Women’s voices being heard.Take note. No place for domestic violence in the #NFL
Leigh Steinberg — Did the NFL see the second tape that TMZ released prior to making Rice 2 game suspension? Doesn’t really matter,they knew he punched her out
Tony Dungy — Just landed in Tampa. NFL & Ravens releasing Ray Rice was only possible action after seeing video. Why didn’t they see video before?