He├óΓé¼Γäós saying he├óΓé¼Γäós 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 fianc├â┬⌐e Janay Palmer, now his wife, unconscious in a hotel elevator.
“I made the biggest mistake of my life.├óΓé¼┬¥
But luckily for him, the biggest mistake of his life is only going to cost him a 2-game suspension. That├óΓé¼Γäós 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:
├óΓé¼┼ôIt’s out of my control.├óΓé¼┬¥
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├óΓé¼Γäót 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├óΓé¼Γäóll face when playing again, saying:
├óΓé¼┼ôI├óΓé¼Γäóm prepared for the worst.├óΓé¼┬¥
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?
[Image via AP Images.]