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Report: Ray Rice and his wife appear at league office

Ray Rice, Janay Rice AP

The last time Ray Rice and his wife appeared in public, she ended up apologizing for her role in getting knocked out.

Maybe if she apologizes again, it might shorten her husband’s suspension.

According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Rice and his wife were at the league headquarters on Park Avenue today, though a league spokesman refused to confirm their visit.

The Ravens running back is expected to be suspended after the incident in which the now happily married couple fought at an Atlantic City casino.

As part of that process, he’ll have to answer questions from commissioner Roger Goodell, something he didn’t do at his disaster of a press conference.

His answers, and perhaps his wife’s, will go a long way toward determining how much time he misses this season.

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  1. moosedoggie says: Jun 16, 2014 4:41 PM

    When does one apologize for playing the role of being punched in the face?

  2. Bmorelikeray52 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:43 PM

    I’m just here to hear the pft trolls make it sound as if Ray Rice beats his wife every day.

  3. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 16, 2014 4:44 PM

    Ray Rice’s wife is a real knockout.

  4. chad504boy says: Jun 16, 2014 4:44 PM

    Hope he’s got his iphone to help him know what to tell Roger.

  5. daburgher says: Jun 16, 2014 4:46 PM

    anything less than a 1 year suspension is a complete joke

  6. alshonbrandontandem says: Jun 16, 2014 4:53 PM

    8 game suspension seems fair; he did knock her out unconscious after all

  7. briscocountyjr says: Jun 16, 2014 4:55 PM

    As an addendum to the punishment, Rice was ordered to watch 2 hours of washington and dallas 2013 highlights while wearing respective jerseys.

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 16, 2014 4:55 PM

    Did they walk in together, or did he drag her through the doors?

  9. edithpiaf51 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:58 PM

    I do not understand how the wife can apologise for beig hit. Her husband is an abusive jerk and she should leave him. He is worthless. He should lose his job and be put away. No man has the right to raise his hands to a woman.

  10. capspats says: Jun 16, 2014 4:59 PM

    Rice is as big and strong a 5′ 8″ guy there is. he knocked her out, plain and simple. His wife apologizing isn’t relevant cause nothing she said or did should have resulted in her getting knocked out

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 16, 2014 5:00 PM

    What he should be apologizing for is the pathetic RB product he put on the field this past year. In fact, the whole team should have gone.

  12. goodtogo28 says: Jun 16, 2014 5:00 PM

    and greg hardy will appear as ray’s character witness.

  13. briscocountyjr says: Jun 16, 2014 5:03 PM

    Victim-less crimes = heavy suspensions, bans, and fines.

    Violence, killing victims and exploitation of women = “Let’s work through this so you do not face too much, we understand mistakes happen.”

  14. posmoo says: Jun 16, 2014 5:05 PM

    What’s the divorce rate for marriages that were entered into to avail the knocked-out-wife of the common law right of spousal immunity so she doesn’t have to testify against her husband?

    If I was his lawyer, I would have advised Ray Rice should have just took his lumps up front on this one.
    He’ll likely end up paying much much more in the eventual divorce settlement.

  15. joeflaccoallday says: Jun 16, 2014 5:06 PM

    Ray Rice shouldn’t get suspended for more than 2 games. Get over it things happen to couples everyday.

  16. badoglick says: Jun 16, 2014 5:07 PM

    If she’s apologizing for him it means the situation is worse than the initial fight. It means she’s in a consistently abusive relationship that she is probably only putting up with for the money. But hey, that’s on her. If you have that little self respect that you would continue to date someone who is a proven abuser so that you can mooch money off them, you deserve anything that happens as a result. I understand there’s women out there in bad situations and they financially can’t get out of these types of relationships. She’s a gorgeous woman. She could go to any bar and get picked up and start dating any guy that makes 100k plus a year. She’s not in that situation. She is putting herself through this as much as he is. As far as I’m concerned they’re both crap people

  17. mazenblue says: Jun 16, 2014 5:11 PM

    Lady, leave that coward. There is no apologizing to knocking out your wife and dragging her around like a doll. He was kicking her arms to she if she moved. WHAT A LOSER!!

  18. medialovesthecowboys says: Jun 16, 2014 5:12 PM

    “When does one apologize for playing the role of being punched in the face?”

    ———————————————————

    When one has signed a pre-nup and knows her financial future depends on it.

  19. briscocountyjr says: Jun 16, 2014 5:15 PM

    Three quarters of the ravens team are scheduled to visit Roger through the summer.

  20. mfclock says: Jun 16, 2014 5:18 PM

    Rice gave his woman a tiger uppercut then dragged her body out of the elevator like a caveman. 16 games!

  21. 3yardsndust says: Jun 16, 2014 5:22 PM

    How much do you want the money? Well, enough to be knocked out cold, embarrassed, and then come back for more. SMH

  22. briscocountyjr says: Jun 16, 2014 5:24 PM

    Baltimore is going to erect a statue in Baltimore in a couple years commemorating Rice’s contribution to the city.

  23. tsuscrumhalf says: Jun 16, 2014 5:25 PM

    As a Ravens fan, I hope that his suspension is quite lengthy. To the “never hit a woman” absolutists…if a woman were approaching you with a knife, are you saying it’s not OK to defend yourself? If a woman has a bomb strapped to her chest in a market, is it not ok to knock her out to stop her from blowing up thousands of innocent citizens? The words “always” and “never” are very dangerous words and limit one’s ability to engage in rational debate. Each situation is different & in the Rice case, I highly doubt she was carrying either a knife or explosives, so I’m rooting for a long suspension. Actually was hoping that he would be cut.

    Every team in the league has had guys get in trouble w/the law at one point or another. Trolls trying to say it’s a Ravens thing should be wary……their team will have a knucklehead sooner or later….

  24. denverdude7 says: Jun 16, 2014 5:29 PM

    If other players get a one year suspension for smoking pot then Ray Rice should get at least a two year suspension for beating a woman.

    After all which one is worse?

  25. scw1993 says: Jun 16, 2014 5:30 PM

    It’s very difficult for me to wrap my head around the fact that this woman apologized for getting knocked out! All the money in the world can’t make up for lack of class, or education. The team should be taken to task for not cutting this clown Rice immediately, no matter what the consequences. Terrible organization.

  26. weepingjebus says: Jun 16, 2014 5:33 PM

    If he’s suspended, won’t he end up spending more time with her?

  27. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 16, 2014 5:35 PM

    Ray Rice shouldn’t get suspended for more than 2 games. Get over it things happen to couples everyday.

    What a pathetic response..so hit hitting a woman is ok with you. What if it was your sister, mother, cousin…..you are a sick dude.

  28. 2difshoe says: Jun 16, 2014 5:41 PM

    Wait, knocked out !!! I thought she fainted from laughter when she realized what a fool he was when asking her to Marry him knowing when the inevitable divorce was finalized she would get HALF.

  29. walkinginthewasteland says: Jun 16, 2014 5:52 PM

    I wonder if the league headquarters has cameras in their elevators?

  30. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 16, 2014 5:54 PM

    Some teams do a have a knucklehead but the Ravens have several…they should cut Ray ” The Caveman” Rice. No excuse ever to knockout a woman and drag her around like that….pathetic!!

  31. dtr3e says: Jun 16, 2014 6:08 PM

    Rice’s suspension should be way longer then Gordan’s suspension. The NFL has their priorities messed up. Every football fan saw the after math of Ray and his wife’s incident. I’m sure not many fans seen Gordan smoking the reefer. PFT should make a poll. Asking who would you rather have on your team. A pot smoker or a woman abuser? 100% guaranteed the people would choose the pot smoker.

    And weed isn’t even performance enhancing wtf!

  32. sladewillson says: Jun 16, 2014 6:08 PM

    As a Ravens fan he should get 4 games plus a fine.

    As a married man, and father of a 9 mo old daughter and having two sisters and being raised by my mother and grandmother, I will say first hand that the idea that there is no reason to ever put your hands on a female is a faulse way of thinking. I was raised and to this day I live by this rule if you put your hands on me Male Female or indefferent I will hit you back and I just might hit harder than you.

    So can we stop with the whole men can’t hit women no matter what line, just like the bus driver in Ohio said after he went street fighter on the girl that hit him “if she wants to act like a man she is going to get hit like a man”

  33. ravenswhat says: Jun 16, 2014 6:09 PM

    NO TAPE OF “INCIDENT” YET?? CASINO CAMERAS EVERYWHERE. HMMMM.

  34. chargrz says: Jun 16, 2014 6:12 PM

    They are both pathetic!

  35. purpleguy says: Jun 16, 2014 6:18 PM

    There is no excuse. None. Anyone that poo-poos these acts can’t possibly have daughters.

  36. holeinone09 says: Jun 16, 2014 6:19 PM

    I don’t see what anything they may say to Goodell would impact the punishment, whatever it is. The meeting is just for the policy record. I expect between 4-6 games suspension minimum.

  37. purpleppleeaters says: Jun 16, 2014 6:27 PM

    Make a racist comment, in private………..and get yourself banned from a major professional league for life.

    Knock out a woman, and get a 4 game suspension??

    Uh………..seriously?

  38. sladewillson says: Jun 16, 2014 6:29 PM

    [Rice’s suspension should be way longer then Gordan’s suspension. The NFL has their priorities messed up. Every football fan saw the after math of Ray and his wife’s incident. I’m sure not many fans seen Gordan smoking the reefer. PFT should make a poll. Asking who would you rather have on your team. A pot smoker or a woman abuser? 100% guaranteed the people would choose the pot smoker.

    And weed isn’t even performance enhancing wtf!]

    I’m not saying Rice shouldn’t get suspended I am one that thinks he should however using Gordan as an example to compare to Rice is dumb Gordan is a multi-time offender thats why his suspension is longer. If your going to use the “weed vs domsetic disputes” argument use someone like Von Miller for your example

  39. Bull Rush says: Jun 16, 2014 6:29 PM

    People forget this isn’t first time the NFL had to deal with something like this. There is a precedent. Rice’s suspension will follow the precedent. Then he will get on the field with something to prove and run around, through, under, and over the defenses of all the haters favorite teams.

  40. jmblosser82 says: Jun 16, 2014 6:29 PM

    If Ben got 6 for no arrests or charges then hitting you wife/girlfriend should be at least 8 games. Ben got an inflated suspension so I feel a 4 game would be the magic number.

    To the yahoo that said this is the first time it happened so it should be a short suspension, are you close personal friends with Ray and spend every single moment with him? Chances are since he did it in public it’s not the first time.

  41. realdealsteel says: Jun 16, 2014 6:33 PM

    He’s going to lose atleast 3 games. By that time, his job could be taken.

  42. mackcarrington says: Jun 16, 2014 6:55 PM

    Unlike most of you, I wasn’t present in that elevator, nor am I privy to their personal relationship. It just seems obvious to me that she feels some culpability in causing her husband to hit her. Cause and effect. Action and reaction. People will read this and somehow come to the misguided conclusion that I support Rice hitting her. That’s not the case. It just seems that she knows that if she didn’t do whatever she did, she wouldn’t have gotten clocked.

  43. believeland1954 says: Jun 16, 2014 7:01 PM

    Did they take the elevator?

  44. sladewillson says: Jun 16, 2014 7:05 PM

    [If Ben got 6 for no arrests or charges then hitting you wife/girlfriend should be at least 8 games. Ben got an inflated suspension so I feel a 4 game would be the magic number. ]

    Ben was supended because he was accused of rape not once but twice by two different women in two different states, but like you said there was no arrest and charges was never filed

    here is a little known fact about the Big Ben cases, he had a lawer who is known for getting AFCN football players out of trouble does the name Ed Garland ring a bell if not he was Ray Lewis’ lawer

  45. dcapettini says: Jun 16, 2014 7:30 PM

    How is it that everybody knows what the elevator tape shows even tough no one has seen it? You all make me sick. I don’t know what happened. The gal married him after the incident so perhaps something did happen to mitigate his situation, but “No”, all the haters say she is a Ho and just doing it for the money. You don’t even know this woman and you portray her as so venal that she is willing to get beat up for money. Why, because you are trolls that don’t have a life, so you hide behind screen names and take out your frustrations on those who do.

  46. annes22 says: Jun 16, 2014 7:40 PM

    For goodness sake just suspend him, and be done with it. His wife got the worst of it, and their press conference was pathetic.
    It’s not news anymore, except they are now at the NFL offices today.

  47. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 16, 2014 7:54 PM

    Here’s a little secret if you don’t like all of our comments…don’t click on the “view comments” at the bottom of the article…..just saying

  48. fordwuzanazi says: Jun 16, 2014 7:56 PM

    When does one apologize for playing the role of being punched in the face?

    Apparently when your husband has millions of dollars one the table or when Dick Cheney does it. (Remember he shot a guy in the face and that guy apologized.)

  49. edithpiaf51 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:09 PM

    SHE HAS NO REASON TO APOLOGISE FOR BEING CLOCKED. He should be thrown out of the NFL and she should leave him. Nothing she could do or say warrants getting hit. He needs anger management.

  50. sw19womble says: Jun 16, 2014 8:15 PM

    I bet there was blood on the carpet after that particular meeting.

  51. blizzard01 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:16 PM

    So,,, How did you two lovebirds meet?

  52. bradygirl12 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:24 PM

    A guy who gets caught with weed gets a longer suspension than this guy will get. The NFL is completely backwards. This jerk KO’s his wife ON CAMERA and he will be coddled and get therapy on the house. Pathetic…

  53. Matt dog from C-town says: Jun 16, 2014 8:24 PM

    Stuff like this should be dealt with swiftly….everyday that goes by without this being dealt with makes the NFL and the player look terrible..anything short of 8 games will be a horrible outcome….If Ray wants to rebuild his reputation he must do the time on this….not make these ridiculous press conferences…

  54. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jun 16, 2014 8:26 PM

    To be made to visit Goodell for a domestic situation is absurd. Its no one else’s business than him and his wife.

    The NFL and our society and corporations need to butt out of people’s personal business

  55. edithpiaf51 says: Jun 16, 2014 8:58 PM

    When a woman gets beat, it is everyone’s business. Corporations and the NFL have social responsibility. Families watch the NFL and the players are role models to children. What kind of a role model is a wife beater? That does not teach children to control their anger and to be kind to one another. The man is a bully to his wife and he should pay for it. If everyone was sweet and kind like Eli Manning, we would not have these negative issues. He treats his wife and children with kindness and is a role model. Rice should learn from Eli on how to treat a lady.

  56. madmax80 says: Jun 16, 2014 9:12 PM

    Hopefully they took the stairs . . . . . .

  57. Canton Bulldogs says: Jun 16, 2014 9:22 PM

    Where is the article about OJ Brigance winning the George Halas award? That should be covered before this is written about.

  58. braincake63 says: Jun 16, 2014 9:37 PM

    Why isn’t the League Office located in Canton, Ohio? Canton is the birthplace of football and the home of the NFL Hall of Fame!

  59. bornahawker says: Jun 16, 2014 10:19 PM

    Ray Ray is keeping that property in line!

  60. ijahru says: Jun 16, 2014 10:42 PM

    Anything less than a year sends the message the NFL is soft on violence towards women

  61. djaehne says: Jun 16, 2014 10:52 PM

    Time for Roger to roll back the punishment. Striking a woman goes down in price if the woman says she deserved it. Bust his ass.

  62. dukeblue12 says: Jun 16, 2014 11:03 PM

    With all due respect, Rice’s wife has no place in these meetings.

  63. craigmaitland says: Jun 17, 2014 1:18 AM

    Any elevators in the league office? Dude is a scumbag, if smoking a little weed gets you suspended for a yr punching a woman in the face should be lifetime ban.

  64. todaysfishandchips says: Jun 17, 2014 7:11 AM

    Can’t wait for Josh Gordon and Justin Blackmon to take this approach with the commish. Show up at his office with their buddies to explain what happened. Anyone who strikes their wife should be suspended from the league, anyone who smokes blunts put can put up back to back 200 yd games should face no suspension (maybe fine?) but should be supported to help give up the devil’s lettuce.

  65. ravensfaninflorida says: Jun 17, 2014 8:20 AM

    He will get a two game suspension from the league and possibly a two game suspension from the team. Huge Ravens fan here but I think he deserves more punishment. I don’t care who you are or the circumstances…….. YOU DO NOT TOUCH A WOMAN. Learn to control or have the courage to walk away and simmer down first then talk.

  66. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 17, 2014 9:57 AM

    I guess for those homers who can’t grasp what happened in the elevator there is an easy explanation…..do innocent guys opt for prey rial intervention? Does Ray Rice want the tapes to go public? Even the most obtuse Raven fan should grasp the concept …except the one who got because of all the hate flowing toward the a Ravens and a Rice. Comical.

  67. scoobies05 says: Jun 17, 2014 1:02 PM

    so let me follow the logic. you say that “how do you know it’s the first time he hit her..are you with him every day”. you follow that up with “I’m sure if he did it in public it’s not the first time”. very flawed jm
    Ben got his suspension because it was the 2nd time. this is rays first
    always great when a fan of an 8 and 8 team mocks another 8 and 8 team

    all that being said. Ray Rice is in this mess because of Ray Rice. whatever punishment he gets he gets. its on him

  68. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 17, 2014 1:55 PM

    Ben got his suspension because it was the 2nd time. this is rays first
    always great when a fan of an 8 and 8 team mocks another 8 and 8 team

    The big differences are Ben committed no proven violent acts and Elevator Ray opted for pretrial intervention to avoid a trial and release of very damning tapes. Otherwise they are the same…..right. Violence against others seems to be something that is ok with the Baltimore area.

  69. simonator917 says: Jun 17, 2014 4:26 PM

    So, the last two times we’ve seen them together she’s been upright both times. I would say that this looks like progress.

  70. elmobad says: Jun 17, 2014 5:26 PM

    keep it fair Goodel

  71. Bull Rush says: Jun 18, 2014 1:39 PM

    So you are saying that because Ben’s two acts of sexual assault weren’t proven, on video, they are less offensive than domestic violence that was on video.

    That logic I do not get. Domestic violence and sexual assault are bad, neither are worse than the other.

  72. durskichiro says: Jun 22, 2014 1:09 AM

    Ray Rice should not be allowed in the NFL. All eyes will be on how the commissioner handles this very serious matter. Video shows an extremely violent and brutal act that could very well have ended in a homicide. Rice is very fortunate that it didn’t. There is no heresay. It is all on video. If Roger goes light here it sends a very clear message that the NFL is tolerant of violence against women as well as violence in general in society. It would also negate the sincerity of the NFL’s attempt to market to women via its breast cancer initiative. All sentient women should watch the NFL carefully on this. If Rice gets only a couple of games slap on the wrist type suspension, then all women and sensible men should boycott the NFL for showing no regard for the safety and protection of women from violent acts.

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