The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice’s contract on Monday, following TMZ’s release of video footage showing the NFL running back punching his then-fiancee in an elevator.
Shortly after the Ravens cut Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indefinitely suspended Rice, based on “the new video evidence.”
The league claimed that prior to Monday, it had not seen the new security footage.
Rice, who helped his team win Super Bowl XLVII, was handed a two-game suspension by the NFL in July for the domestic violence incident, which left his now-wife unconscious on the floor of an Atlantic City casino.
The three-time Pro Bowl player has since publicly apologized, as has his wife Janay, for what she called her “role in the incident.”
Here is the Ravens’ announcement, via Twitter:
The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice’s contract this afternoon.
– Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 8, 2014
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