Controversy continues in Ray Rice scandal

The controversy continues to grow over the Ray Rice scandal. The Baltimore Ravens received an official letter signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the league

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2014, 6:32 PM

Updated 3,595 days ago

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The controversy continues to grow over the Ray Rice scandal. The Baltimore Ravens received an official letter signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the league the same day Rice was supposed to be reinstated.
The letter from Goodell specifically points to the video that was just released this week of Ray Rice punching and knocking out his then-fiancee Janay in an Atlantic City elevator in February. Rice initially got a two-game suspension for the incident.
Goodell writes in the letter that the video shows a starkly different sequence of events from what Rice and his representatives stated when they met on June 16.
The news comes despite an ESPN report that the New Rochelle native told Goodell that he did punch his then-fiancee. An AP report also claims the NFL was mailed a copy of the videotape five months ago.
Rice's jersey and photo have now been removed from the New Rochelle High School Hall of Fame. In a letter to parents, the principal explains that the wall is meant to highlight alumni who are role models and inspire students.
Some students disagree with the move, saying the school should award him for everything he has done. Some also point out that Rice donated a lot of money to the school.
Meanwhile, rumors are swirling that some players of the New Rochelle High School football team will be boycotting their game today in support of Rice. There are also rumors that Rice himself will make an appearance at the game.


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