The Baltimore Ravens announced earlier today that they have terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract hours after new disturbing video footage was released by TMZ of him punching his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer back in February.
Shortly after the Ravens announced the termination of Rice’s contract, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the two-game suspension had been upgraded to an indefinite suspension.
Following the backlash to the initial two-game suspension levied by the NFL, Goodell announced changes to the league’s policy on domestic violence in August. A first offense would result a six-game ban under the personal conduct policy with players who commit a second offense being banned for life. In a letter to owners, he seemed to admit that the league had failed to adequately punish Rice.
“I didn’t get it right. Simply put, we have to do better. And we will,” he wrote, according to CNN.com.
In May, Janay Rice (yes, they actually got married in March) said that she deeply regretted the role that she played the night of the incident.
Damn, Ray Rice has achieved Dick Cheney levels of evil. Good riddance.