That escalated quickly.
The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice, the team announced Monday, the same day a shocking video surfaced showing the NFL star punching his then-fiancee in February. The news release from the NFL team was terse. “The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon,” it read. Shortly after the team’s announcement, the league said the three-time all-Pro was suspended indefinitely. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who had originally given Rice a two-game ban, increased the suspension after viewing the new video for the first time, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said on Twitter.
So apparently, Ray Rice told his coaches and teammates that he hit his wife out of self-defense, then that story completely collapsed when the new security footage came out. Then his teammates were like “nah, bruh” and his coaches were like “nah, bruh”, then they all went to the front office and said, “ya’ll shut cut this dude” and the front office was all like, “ya’ll make a valid point even though we just put up a statue of a murderer out front”. Then his teammates and coaches were like, “yeah, but we just need this story to go away. we kinda suck now anyway, so think of the cap space we could save”. “True that, true that,” the front office replied.