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February 19, 2014
Who slipped the "flawed Ray Rice" pills to Sun sports writer Mike Preston ( "The fall has come quickly for Rice," Feb. 17)? Mr. Rice and his fiance were apparently involved in a situation at a casino where slaps were traded, but the couple left the casino together. The way Mr. Preston worded it, Mr. Rice has morphed into quite the nasty monster. While I believe that striking the fairer sex is never acceptable, I also feel Mr. Preston is being particularly scathing in his assessment of Mr. Rice.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
A day after he was indicted on charges of third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly knocking his fiancée unconscious, Ravens running back Ray Rice and Janay Palmer got married. Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith said today that he visited Rice and Palmer after Friday's ceremony and they are "in a good place. " "Everyone knows that we're tight. I'm tight with Ray, I'm tight with Janay. He is like a brother to me and she's like a sister to me and my wife as well," Smith said at his charity basketball game.
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The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
In his first public comments since his February arrest following a physical altercation with his now wife, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to fans Friday. But most sports columnists felt that Rice should also be sorry for his awkward apology. Eric Edholm, Shutdown Corner blog, Yahoo! Sports : The facts of the case do show that Rice is a first-time offender who had never stepped afoul of the law previously. Team officials have disapproved of his actions but have stood by him for the most part.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2011
Ray Rice was in elementary school the first time he sat down in front of a chess set. He was 9-years-old. His fifth grade teacher, Calvin Heyward, believed this small boy from New Rochelle, N.Y., was capable of great things, but Rice - whose motor never stopped running - needed structure. He needed guidance. He had a wonderful mother at home, Janet, and she worked tirelessly to provide for her family all by herself after Rice's father was killed in a drive-by shooting when Rice was just a year old. But even a woman as strong as Janet Rice could not make her son sit still for long stretches.
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By Matt Vensel | April 23, 2013
Ray Rice was one of three Ravens who took a break from the team's offseason workout program Tuesday to chat with reporters. He appeared to be wearing black pajama pants, so maybe a nap was next on his agenda. Before he took off, he was asked about Torrey Smith, who is expected to be the team's top receiver in 2013. In his second NFL season, Smith caught 49 passes for 855 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns. His 17.4 yards-per-catch average was among the highest in the league in 2012.
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By Matt Vensel | September 15, 2011
Looking back at it three and a half years later, the 2008 NFL draft produced a strong crop of running backs. Darren McFadden, Matt Forte, Rashard Mendenhall and Jamaal Charles are all starters now. Jonathan Stewart, Tim Hightower, Felix Jones, Tashard Choice and Steve Slaton have each had their moments. And then there are Ray Rice and Chris Johnson, two of the very best runners in the NFL, whose skills will be on display Sunday afternoon when the Ravens travel to Nashville to take on theTennesseeTitans.
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By Matt Vensel | August 22, 2011
A lack of big plays in 2010 prompted the Ravens to overhaul their passing attack (again) this offseason. They cut ties with veterans Derrick Mason, Todd Heap and T.J. Houshmandazeh; brought in speedy veteran wide receiver Lee Evans; drafted a pair of rookie wideouts in Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss; and went with youth at tight end, where second-year players Ed Dickson and Ed Pitta have both spent time with the first-team offense. But the absence of explosiveness wasn't limited to the passing game.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Most Maryland voters agree that the Ravens were right to fire Ravens running back Ray Rice, but a higher percentage of women than men thought the team's punishment was too severe, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun. Fifty-nine percent of men said they supported the team's decision to terminate Rice's contract, while 52 percent of women agreed with the punishment for punching his then-fiancee in an elevator of an Atlantic City casino....
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2010
While Ray Rice deferred the final decision to coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens running back said he is healthy enough to play in Sunday's AFC North showdown at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice continued to show no sign of a limp in the locker room and practiced for the first time since sustaining a contusion on his right knee. "I feel great," Rice said in his first comments to reporters since injuring his knee Sunday. "I'm sure I'll be ready to play. " Rice is the only player to gain over 100 yards rushing against Pittsburgh in 38 games.
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By Matt Vensel | July 10, 2013
We learned last January that Ravens running back Ray Rice doesn't like it when you lob a certain F-word at him. After fumbling twice in the team's wild-card win over the Indianapolis Colts, Rice defiantly said that he wasn't a fumbler and that it wouldn't happen again. It did three games later, in the second half of the Super Bowl, but the Ravens defense bailed Rice out after the turnover by holding the San Francisco 49ers to a field goal. The lost fumble was forgotten after the Ravens held off the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, but the turnovers in the playoffs are still fresh on the mind of one NFL Network analyst who knows a thing or two about fumbling.
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