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Ravens Release Ray Rice

That video of him slugging then-fiancee did not go over well
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2014 1:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – Hours after video surfaced of Ray Rice punching then-fiancee and current wife Janay Palmer in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens have released the controversial running back, reports the Baltimore Sun. The terminated contract represents a stunning turn of events for Rice, who was suspended by the NFL for just two games in the incident; he served one half of that in Baltimore's loss last night. The league this morning claimed that it hadn't seen the content of the video; the NFL later suspended Rice indefinitely, reports NFL.com. (Read more Ray Rice stories.)

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