The Bills won’t sign Ray Rice.
That’s the word from Mike Rodak of ESPN, who reports that a Bills source said Sunday that the team is not interested in Rice.
The statement was a response to a Sports Illustrated report that quoted a source as saying Bills coach Rex Ryan would be interested in having Rice on his team.
“Rex Ryan thinks the world of him from their time together in Baltimore [in 2008]. He loves him. He doesn’t like him. He loves him,” the source said.
But just because Ryan liked Rice when they were in Baltimore together, that doesn’t mean Ryan’s team is willing to take the public relations hit that would come with signing the man who became the face of domestic violence in America last year. At this point, it doesn’t look like any team is willing to take that PR hit.