'THIS IS OUR LIFE': Wife stands by Ray Rice in angry Instagram statement condemning media



Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's battered wife is now blaming the media for her family's problems.

The condemnation came early Tuesday morning in an apparent statement posted to Janay Rice's now-private Instagram account. She accuses the media of ruining their life and causing unnecessary pain and embarrassment.

Janay Rice's angry words came in the wake of her husband being cut from the Ravens and banished from the NFL after video of him bashing her in the face and dragging her out of an Atlantic City elevator earlier this year was made public.

"I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," wrote Janay Rice. "But to have to accept the fact is a reality is a nightmare in itself."

Janay Rice further insists that "no one knows the pain that media and unwanted options from the public has caused my family.

"To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret everyday is a horrible thing."

The pair has a young daughter together.

"To take something away from the man that I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific [sic]. THIS IS OUR LIFE.

'What don't you all get," she asks. "If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you've succeeded on so many levels."

Janay Rice then defiantly claimed her marriage would "continue to grow and show the world what real love is" before assuring "Ravensnation" of their loyalty.

The scorned woman's statement was verified by the Baltimore Sun, it was meant to be released publicly. It also came only a day after dozens of NFL players expressed outrage over the new footage.

Janay Rice was also infamously quoted in a now-deleted tweet from the Ravens official Twitter account as saying she "she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident."

Husband Ray Rice's $35 million contract was terminated Monday only hours after TMZ made horrific new footage of the beating public.

The NFL then changed a two-game suspension initially given to Ray Rice to an indefinite ban.

League and team officials insist they never saw the new video, but another TMZ report on Tuesday insisted the two entities never asked the now-closed Revel Casino for the footage.

The former Rutgers University standout has already earned $22 million from the five-year deal.

TMZ: NFL Never Asked for Ray Rice Video
TMZ: NFL Never Asked for Ray Rice Video

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