It didn’t take long for the video of Ray Rice punching his wife in the face to elicit strong reactions.
And that’s not just within the media, lest we be accused of stirring a controversial topic because it’s good for business.
NFL players and prominent former players are beginning to speak out, with the same kind of outrage others have.
“That man should be thrown out the the nfl and thrown into jail,” Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton tweeted a few moments ago. “Shame on those deciding his punishment. Smh.”
Knighton continued, calling his fellow players to action.
“As players we must speak up,” he wrote. “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.
Longtime linebacker Scott Fujita, a former vice president of the NFLPA’s executive committee, had equally harsh words.
“I’m glad no one this morning seems to care about yesterday’s games,” Fujita wrote. “This piece of s— needs to be out of the league. Period.”