Ray Rice comments on Greg Hardy situation

A Return for Ray Rice? The NFL Would Reportedly Support It


Former National Football League running back Ray Rice knows all about the power of pictures. Rice was caught on camera assaulting his then-fiancee and current wife, Janay Rice, in an Atlantic City elevator back in Feb. 2014. Rice's career effectively ended the day that tape was released in September of the same year, making him radioactive from that moment forward.

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is about to understand the power of pictures as well. We have all heard about what Hardy allegedly did to his former girlfriend, Nicole Holder. We heard about the the ugliness. Now, thanks to a leak in evidence, we have the pictures of this poor young woman, battered and bruised. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been decidedly quiet on the issue, something that isn't easy for him to achieve. Normally, Jones can't stop running his mouth. Turns out Hardy can have that affect on people.



Rice is 100 percent correct, and yet that seems to be what it takes.

Unfortunately, that is not enough for the Cowboys, who still plan to start Hardy on Sunday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. Hopefully, even the fans in Dallas with boo him regardless of his production. Hopefully, the NBC broadcast crew of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya and Bob Costas will slam that disgrace of a human being for what he is. Better yet, they should hammer Jones for being a buffoon, for continuing to pedal this monster in front of children and women.

See photos from Rice's court hearings:

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Ray Rice released a statement Friday apologizing for the domestic issue incident that led to his dismissal from the Ravens.
Janay Rice (middle) speaks with Matt Lauer, of NBC News. (Today/NBC News)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Suspended Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice (R) and his wife Janay Palmer arrive for a hearing on November 5, 2014 in New York City. Rice is fighting his suspension after being caught beating his wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Suspended Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice (R) and his wife Janay Palmer arrive for a hearing on November 5, 2014 in New York City. Rice is fighting his suspension after being caught beating his wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Suspended Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice (R) and his wife Janay Palmer arrive for a hearing on November 5, 2014 in New York City. Rice is fighting his suspension after being caught beating his wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Suspended Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice (R) and his wife Janay Palmer arrive for a hearing on November 5, 2014 in New York City. Rice is fighting his suspension after being caught beating his wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
OWINGS MILLS, MD - MAY 23: Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens pauses while addressing a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay made statements to the news media May 5, 2014, at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Md, regarding his assault charge for knocking her unconscious in a New Jersey casino. On Monday, Sept. 9, 2014, Rice was let go from the Baltimore Ravens after a video surfaced from TMZ showing the incident. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 16: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens sits on the bench against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of their preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 16: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens smiles during warm ups before their game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OWINGS MILLS, MD - MAY 23: Baltimore Ravens assistant director of public relations Patrick M. Gleason holds the door as running back Ray Rice enter a news conference followed by his wife Janay Rice and Ravens team President Dick Cass at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 17: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sits in the crowd during the the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Levi Stadium on July 17, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Maine Governor Paul LePage in his office at the State House in Augusta. LePage, who was beaten by his father when he was young and has made domestic abuse prevention and awareness a priority of his administration, wrote a scathing letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the controversial two-game suspension levied on Ray Rice after a domestic incident involving his wife at a N.J. hotel.
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At some point, enough has to be enough. Hardy was suspended 15 games last year (with pay) and the first four of this season (without pay, although the suspension was reduced from 10 games), and yet he clearly has not learned his lesson. He has never apologized, nor cared. After returning from suspension, Hardy talked about Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bündchen, before he played his first down in Dallas. Then there was the rap video, complete with guns and women. It was his form of giving the middle finger to Jones, the NFL, women across the world, and anybody who disagreed with him.

Somehow, Jones just continues to bury his hand in the sand. It's hard to imagine that Jones would be so willing to pay and put Hardy out on the field in his uniform, allowing him to represent his brand.

It's amazing to think that Ray Rice is the voice of reason on domestic abuse, but that is what this sad episode has come to.

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