NEW YORK — Former Baltimore Ravens working again Ray Rice is talking out against domestic violence, however he mentioned he isn’t doing it as a method to rejoin the NFL.
“I will be the primary one to say it: I haven’t got to retire to inform you I am completed with soccer,” Rice mentioned throughout an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday. “The stress I used to be below of being a star, that was the particular person I hated essentially the most,” he mentioned.
Within the interview, wherein he appeared with his spouse, Janay, Rice mentioned he sees similarities with himself after a video confirmed former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs working again Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a lady at a lodge final month.
“Effectively, clearly, , you look again and also you see the similarities,” Rice mentioned within the interview.
Rice was dropped from the workforce after he was captured on movies punching, kicking and dragging Janay, who was then his fiancée, from an elevator in 2014.
Rice mentioned he hates the particular person he sees on the tapes and that he obtained a second likelihood when the couple married weeks later.
“I hate that particular person. I hate him,” Rice mentioned within the interview. “… Someplace down the road everyone who’s sayin’, ‘Does he deserve a second likelihood for soccer?’ And this that and the opposite — I really obtained my second likelihood.
“Throughout my darkest moments, and I used to ask myself, ‘How might she even be — need to assist me? … That is comprehensible. However I feel what’s misunderstood about us is that the chums we had been earlier than the incident. That is why, like I mentioned, after I have a look at Kareem Hunt, I wanna know what his life was like. I would like to know what occurred in life. I do know Kareem has apologized, and has expressed regret for survivors of domestic violence.”
Janay Rice says she’s by no means seen the video the place her now-husband punches her. She says it was the primary and solely time he bodily abused her.
“I used to be there. I lived it,” she mentioned. “I do not actually need to relive it again and again simply to appease the world.
“… It was by no means a thought whether or not I used to be going depart or not, as a result of I knew that that wasn’t him in that second. That is any person I’ve recognized since I used to be 15 years outdated. I knew that we had work to do, and I used to be prepared to transfer ahead and put within the work.”