NFL: Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New 2nd Video Surfaces Showing Him Punching His Fiancee In Elevator

Ravens release Ray Rice after 2nd TMZ video is leaked showing his domestic assault on fiancee; Roger Goodell suspends him indefinitely but is accused of a coverup in receiving tape:

Via NY Times:

The Baltimore Ravens terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract Monday after a graphic video emerged of him punching his former fiancée, who is now his wife, in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City in February. The video raised fresh questions about N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the situation; in July, the N.F.L. suspended Rice for two games.

The Ravens, who had not previously disciplined Rice in any public way, announced Rice’s release on their Twitter account Monday afternoon. The league, which had been widely criticized for not penalizing Rice more strongly, has now indefinitely suspended him.

“Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that based on the new video evidence that became available today, he has imposed an indefinite suspension on Ray Rice,” the N.F.L. said in a statement. Rice will have to apply to be reinstated.

The decisions came just hours after TMZ published the video on its website. It showed Rice punching Janay Palmer in an elevator, leaving her motionless on the floor. He then dragged her unconscious body from the elevator.

Previously published video of the incident was taken from a camera outside the elevator and showed only the aftereffects of the altercation. Rice was charged with felony assault in March, but after Janay Rice declined to testify against her husband, charges were reduced to court-supervised counseling.

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