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He’s saying he’s sorry, but is that good enough??
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stepped up to the microphone today to tell the world that he knows he made a mistake after being caught on security cameras beating his fiancée Janay Palmer, now his wife, unconscious in a hotel elevator.
"I made the biggest mistake of my life.”
But luckily for him, the biggest mistake of his life is only going to cost him a 2-game suspension. That’s less than what football players face when they are caught smoking weed.
The punishment, handed down from NFL officials this week, has sparked outrage nationwide, with some fans saying the suspension is far too lenient for such a heinous crime.
When asked if he thought he should have been benched for longer, Rice gave a pretty stunning answer, saying:
“It's out of my control.”
He went on to say he was not going to appeal any punishment that the league decided for him.
If Ray Rice REALLY wanted to show that he was sorry for what he did to his wife, wouldn’t he admit that this suspension was bogus and offer to sit out longer?
The real punishment might come when Rice steps back onto the field, as many are expected to taunt him relentlessly during road games.
Rice spoke about the fan reaction he’ll face when playing again, saying:
“I’m prepared for the worst.”
Rice's entire press conference lasted just over 15 minutes. That's 1/8 of the time he'll be banned from stepping onto a football field this season.
You can watch the video of Ray Rice apologizing (below).
What do you think, Perezcious readers?
Is a 2-game suspension an appropriate punishment for beating your wife?
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