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NEWS
September 12, 2014
The violent attack on Janay Palmer by Ray Rice was deplorable and shocking, and he deserves the price he is paying for his actions. Janay is the victim, and she deserves our sympathy and prayers. She does not deserve the pain and humiliation cast upon her by the public spectacle of turning in anything that says Rice for other NFL merchandise, jewelry store credit and even food ( "Remember the victim," Sept. 10). Cut up your Ray Rice football jersey and use it for cleaning cloths.
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NEWS
September 12, 2014
It's time to stop burning Ray Rice jerseys, take a deep breath and think this through ( "Ravens to offer jersey exchange for Ray Rice jerseys at stadium stores," Sept. 9). Does the Rice family really deserve all this? In my opinion, no, they do not. What Mr. Rice did is reprehensible, no question. However, the New Jersey legal system reviewed all evidence, upgraded the charge against Mr. Rice from simple assault to aggravated assault and allowed him to plea bargain the case and dropped the simple assault charge against Janay Palmer.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
I find it difficult to understand how those who laud Ray Rice's character can defend what happened in Atlantic City ( "Ravens' Rice knocked fiancee unconscious, police say," Feb. 20). Mr. Rice's actions define his character. Even if his fiancée was having a medical problem, you don't leave her lying in a hallway without rendering assistance or at least showing some concern. This lady was not a side of beef but the mother of Mr. Rice's child. I'd be very curious to see what Ravens coach John Harbaugh's logic would be if it were his daughter being pulled unconscious from an elevator by her fiancé as if this were a common occurrence.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | July 28, 2014
Ravens fans showed support for running back Ray Rice when he took the field for Monday night's open workout at M&T Bank Stadium, but they seemed to recognize that an outsized ovation would not be appropriate in the wake of the domestic assault incident that led to a two-game NFL suspension. Rice got applause from segments of the crowd as he moved past several sections of the stands after entering the playing field, then got a bigger, general ovation when he was shown for the first time on the video board.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | October 31, 2012
On occasion, Ray Rice likes to exchange sweaty jerseys with opposing players that he admires, and he already knows which Cleveland Browns player will be in his crosshairs after the final whistle blows Sunday afternoon. Rice plans to seek out rookie running back Trent Richardson, who looked up to Rice and other backs while weaving his way to the NFL. But the respect is mutual, as Rice has been a “huge fan” of Richardson, the third pick in April's NFL draft, since watching Richardson run over and around defenders while he was at Alabama.
FEATURES
Tanika Davis, For The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
It's been almost two weeks since the elevator footage of former Ravens running back Ray Rice blew up the Internet. And I can't stop thinking about it. There are many reasons why the Rices' domestic-abuse video troubles me, but selfishly, I'll admit that the entire thing makes me think most about my own children. My husband and I have two boys, twins. We also have a daughter. So I've taken note of the reactions both to Rice's stunning brutality, to his then-fiancee's you-and-me-against-the-world response and to the legions of people on Twitter explaining why they stayed with their abusers (#WhyIStayed)
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2012
Ravens running back Ray Rice talks about this Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
NEWS
July 28, 2014
For allegations of assault and battery and domestic violence, Ray Rice gets a two-game suspension. For objectionable thought and speech, Donald Sterling loses his team and gets banished for life. God help us. Dave Reich, Perry Hall - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick | September 12, 2012
Ray Rice rushes in to help Ellicott City. Get ready for 27 for Old EC. For 27 days, beginning Friday and running through Oct. 10, participating merchants and restaurants will offer themed specials featuring Rice's jersey number, 27. Then, 27 percent of those sales will be donated to benefit community recovery efforts from the derailment. There will be an online auction on the 27forOldEC Facebook page featuring donated Ravens football items in addition to the various specials offered by the businesses.  Follow Baltimore Diner on Twitter @gorelickingood
SPORTS
By Julie Scharper and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
John Buch threw away his sons' Ray Rice jerseys. He ripped posters of the Ravens running back from the walls of their rooms. And this season, there won't be any cheers for Rice from the family's Towson home. Since a video surfaced of Rice dragging the unconscious body of his now-wife from a casino elevator, the incident has sharply divided Ravens fans. Rice married his longtime girlfriend, Janay Palmer, the day after he was indicted on assault charges. He later agreed to a pretrial diversion program to avoid jail time.
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