Ray Rice’s wife speaks after video released, TMZ calls out NFL

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Janay Rice, wife of suspended NFL player Ray Rice who was released by the Baltimore Ravens, apparently posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram calling the situation a “nightmare.”

“To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific (sic),” she wrote.

The actions against Ray Rice were taken Monday after a video surfaced showing him knocking her out with a punch in February.

The Instagram post, reported by various media, appeared to be authentic.

Yahoo! Sports reported the full statement (her Instagram profile is private, but the Baltimore Sun has confirmed to Yahoo that the statement was intended to be 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. But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”


    • Shane Housley

      Translation- “I still married Ray after he beat the tar out of me…. because he had money! Now he’s unemployed, this is all the medias fault.”

      Gold Diggers always be Diggin’

  • Kristen

    She probably married him because she loved him and wanted with all of her heart to believe he could/would change. And/or she is scared to death to leave him. Shane, you have no idea what you are talking about.

  • Kara

    “What real love is”? I guess real love looks like a concussion and black eye. If he did it once, he’ll do it again. Hopefully his anger stays directed towards you and not your prospective children. SMH

  • Nurses of America

    If Ray Rice is her “closest friend” then she needs to get a new friend. Friends don’t hit each other. This woman’s lost her self-respect and dignity to allow someone to almost kill her. These kind of men have poor self-control and always, ALWAYS re-offend even though they apologize profusely. He will try to kill her if she leaves him, but leave him she must!

  • Nurses of America

    He kissed up to her so she wouldn’t file charges against him so he could keep his job, but thankfully his bosses caught on and fired him anyway. Girl, you were victimized a second time by this guy tricking you out of filing charges. RUN!! He’s laughing at you behind your back and mocks you for forgiving him. He just used you to keep his job, got it?

  • Mike Lieber Sr

    Sadly, I realize that unbiased news is a thing of the past. However there should be more effort made, to show less bias. As much as I like Dan, his comments are often inconsiderate and unprofessional. Normally I would not openly criticize someone without first explaining myself in a personal message. It was repeatedly said that about a video, that it was disturbing and a warning was given before watching it was the Ray Rice video. There was no need to play it on air, especially when the victim spoke out against the invasion of her privacy in this matter. I just passed it off as “the news no longer has the credibility it once did. There are just too many things said that express opinion and bias as opposed to honest facts”. However when Dan said that because he was a public figure, he chose to have his personal life talked about, including any consequences that it may bring. It came across to me that once a person is considered a celebrity, anything he/she may do or say is open for anyone to view or read about. It throws common courtesy, consideration and sometimes decency in the trash. It also seems to imply that any criminal prosecution, any restitution and/or amends made are not enough. The news media and any consequences that come from their stories and far to often, their biased comments is what they deserve. As though the media is also an appropriate organization in providing additional punishment. I realize I am a bit over-dramatic. I think it helps to explain what I am trying to explain

    • Mike Lieber Sr

      I forgot to finish explaining that I normally personal message someone long before I openly criticize them. However because of Dans remark about those who choose a public life, I wanted to explain that since he has chosen a public life, I chose to be public with my issue. I will be more considerate in the future should I have some to explain, that bothers me. Dan if Your remarks are said because You are prompted (as in someone else writes them and You have to use them) I apologize. To be fair I watch channel 13 news because I like it best. That includes all of You!! I am not as serious as I sound. And to be sure it’s understood. I absolutely abhor abuse of any person and am in no way trying to justify what was done. A loyal channel 13 fox News watcher! :-)

    • Mike

      I never talked about a privacy issue, it was just about how it was presented and the way it was justified to keep showing a video for what purpose? I think it did a disservice to the victim, especially after she complained.

  • Mike

    I meant to say, I never talked about his privacy, it was hers. If the victim doesn’t want it shown, why would it be shown except to ??? Video or not doesn’t guilt still have to be proven before we label someone a criminal? That’s not necessarily my opinion, but perhaps a valid question.

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