The NFL has indefinitely suspended running back Ray Rice from playing after a disturbing abuse video emerged online.
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The video shows Rice striking and knocking out his then-fiancée with a punch during an altercation in February.
NFL spokesman did not provide further explanation whether or not Rice’s ban is for a minimum of one year before he can apply for reinstatement.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens has decided to terminate the contract of Rice the same day as video was published.
For several months, the Ravens had continuously supported the 27-year-old athlete until TMZ had posted a video dragging Janay Palmer’s unconscious body out of the elevator.
The Ravens did not offer any other details after viewing the video for the first time.
“It was something we saw for the first time today, all of us. It changed things, of course. It made things a little bit different,” Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement.
“I have nothing but hope and goodwill for Ray and Janay,” Harbaugh added. “And we’ll do whatever we can going forward to help them as they go forward and try to make the best of it.”