Well always be grateful for the love weve received from all of our fans and supporters, and for winning a Super Bowl. To all the kids who looked up to me, Im truly sorry for online letting you down, but I hope its helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare. There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me, and I hope to make a positive difference in peoples lives by raising awareness of this issue. Thank you, Baltimore Ravens, for all you have done for my family and I. Im very grateful to Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome, John Harbaugh, and everyone at 1 Winning Drive.
At the end of the day, its my decision, Haslam said. I think you have to look at the individuals body of work and were comfortable with Rays body of work. Very comfortable. Rays smart. He works hard. I think he understands football.
Dear Baltimore, This is not a farewell or goodbye, Rice said in the statement. The last seven years that my family and I have spent in Baltimore have by far been the best of our lives. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for the love and support youve shown my family and I throughout my football career. Well always be grateful for the love weve received from all of our fans and supporters, and for winning a Super Bowl. Ray Rice, right, and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing on Nov. 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) To all the kids who looked up to me, Im truly sorry for letting you down, but I hope its helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare, he added.
Video showed Rice knocking her unconscious with a punch. Rice, who helped Baltimore to a Super Bowl title in the 2012 season, was cut by the Ravens on Sept. 8 and suspended indefinitely by the NFL. Rice appealed, and an arbitrator lifted the indefinite suspension. He is eligible to join another NFL team, but he has not yet been signed. Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports Ray Rice apologizes to Ravens fans Rice's full statement to the Sun below : Dear Baltimore, This is not a farewell or goodbye.