Baltimore Ravens Kick Ray Rice Off the Team After New Video Surfaces
New video has emerged of Ray Rice's Feb. 15 attack on his then-fiance (now wife) Janay Palmer. Even though Rice took his punishment, apologized, and appeared to be off the hook, the new footage of Rice punching Janay is apparently too much for the Ravens.
Previously the world had only seen Rice ungracefully dragging Palmer out of the elevator and into the Atlantic City hotel lobby.
New footage shows the two fighting in the elevator, Rice hitting her, she approaching him, and him hitting her a second time harder, with her face hitting the elevator railing on the way down.
Numerous critics and commentators were unhappy with the light punishment Rice received, and the NFL has pledged to address domestic violence charges more aggressively in the future.
It is unclear why the footage, which clearly came from hotel security cameras, was not released earlier.