Ray Rice made a huge mistake when he knocked his wife Janay Palmer Rice out in a hotel elevator.
Ray Rice is having the worst week of his life after leaked video footage showing him knocking out his wife who was his then fiance Janay Palmer surfaced online yesterday.
The Baltimore Ravens running back was dropped from the team and suspended indefinitely from the NFL. He has also been getting widespread criticism for the brutal attacked that left his wife unconscious.
But perhaps the most powerful voice to speak on the issue is President Obama. In a statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, the President basically says Ray Rice is not a real man.
“The President is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society.”
“Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors.”
“Stopping domestic violence is something that’s bigger than football – and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it.”
Ray Rice has been silent on the developments so far. Law enforcement officials are reportedly looking over the footage to see if they should prosecute the footballer.