The NFL can’t be happy that its most controversial franchise is playing its primetime game to kick off Week 2. But that’s exactly what’s happening as the Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night (8:25 ET, CBS).
“He’s embarrassed,” Craig Carton said Wednesday. “He recognizes that this has now stained who he is as a man. … And he is dedicated to righting that wrong.”
Solomon Wilcots may have had one season in the black and yellow, but he’s an expert on all things football and he took the time to weigh in on this Thursday’s match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. Amid numerous controversial stories, there is still football to be played and games to be won. Week two starts with the Ravens and Steelers in an AFC North divisional match-up.
The Commissioner told Norah O’Donnell that “no one in the NFL, to my knowledge” had seen a new video of what happened between Ray Rice and his now-wife until it was posted online.
Justice found Ray Rice Monday. The hypocrisy of professional sports will eventually save him, for nobody is ever gone for long in the play-for-pay game.
Former Baltimore star Ray Rice has broken his silence, saying he’s trying to “be strong” for his wife after the release of a shocking video resulted in his termination by the Ravens.
The higher-quality video shown to the AP shows Rice made no attempt to cover up the domestic violence incident that eventually caused his release from the Ravens on Monday.
Laura Plotkin, director at the Center for Safety and Change in Rockland County, says Janay Rice’s actions of defending her husband are not uncommon among victims of domestic abuse.
Now that we know exactly what happened between Ray Rice and Janay Palmer, the question has to be asked: how could the NFL have been oblivious to a key piece of evidence?
Football is a fraternity, and NFL players rarely criticize each other publicly, especially when it comes to matters of discipline. That changed Monday.
Many believed it was a matter of when — not if — someone would leak additional footage of the Ray Rice elevator incident. They were right. And now it has cost the star running back his job.
“The group that’s conspicuously absent in terms of voice on this is the NFL Players Association and their leader, DeMaurice Smith.”
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
The Ravens made huge strides to improve what turned out to be a putrid offense in 2013. But one of the few bright spots on the offensive side of the ball was Marlon Brown. An undrafted rookie from Georgia with a lot to prove, and loads of potential to do just that.
Commissioner Goodell repeatedly said “you have to respond to facts here” regarding Ray Rice’s suspension. Well, here are some facts.