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Everyone except the coach who wanted him cut after the 1st video came out and he was told no

 

 

I believe you mean Harbaugh saw the video right after and wanted him cut but was told no 

 

Yeah, that's what he said.

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No player did more for the community than Rice, and no player on the team embraced the city of Baltimore the way he did. Rice named his daughter, Rayven, after the team's nickname. He had the "Baltimore" tattooed on his forearms. He became friends with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appearing with her regularly at charity events. He raised millions for sick children, urged the state legislature in Annapolis to pass anti-bullying laws and hosted a football camp for hundreds of disadvantaged kids each year. He even dressed up as Santa Claus at an event hosted by the House of Ruth, a Baltimore shelter for victims of domestic violence. During the week before the Super Bowl this year, two weeks before the incident, Rice appeared on an anti-bullying panel. Perhaps most visibly, Rice was the longtime spokesman for M&T Bank, one of the team's main sponsors and one that has its name on the Ravens' stadium. Practically every time Bisciotti asked Rice to make an appearance on behalf of the team, he'd say yes.

 

Pretty shocking how the Ravens and Goodell tried to protect Rice. What a POS.

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I'm sorry ...did I miss something .. Bribery? What's going on?

I didn't see anything in the paper or on news this am?

Can someone give me the long and the short of it?

 

According to ESPN report, Ravens saw 2nd Rice video within hours of the incident and covered it up.  Apparently Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice immediately back in Feb, but Ravens owner and GM would not allow it.  Link below is to article by Christian Red in today's Daily News with excerpt from article.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/report-ravens-knew-details-ray-rice-video-rejected-coach-plea-cut-running-back-immediately-article-1.1946112

 

"According to the ESPN report, the Ravens’ director of security, Darren Sanders, was made aware of the inside-the-elevator video just hours after Rice clocked his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, at the now-closed Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City in mid-February. Sanders, according to the report, had reached out to an Atlantic City police officer, who described in detail what transpires in the elevator video. Sanders then conveyed the information to Ravens executives, according to ESPN, although the report does not name which individuals Sanders contacted.

 

The report describes how Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, team president Dick Cass and GM Ozzie Newsome worked behind the scenes to try to have their star running back get off with a lenient punishment. According to ESPN, the three men campaigned with prosecutors in Atlantic City — where Rice was charged with assault — as well as with Goodell, since he would mete out punishment for Rice, and with organizational personnel.

 

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was one of the team executives who took a hard-line stance against Rice, according to ESPN, after Harbaugh saw the first video made public, where Palmer is seen being dragged out of the Atlantic City elevator by Rice. Harbaugh implored team brass to cut Rice, according to four sources who talked with ESPN. The Super Bowl-winning coach’s request was rebuffed."

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sorry, I can't care anymore

was anyone mystified as to how his fiance became knocked out in the elevator ?

this is all so ******* stupid

Espn threw its collective investigative dicks around to give us something we already knew. This story has gotten so dumb. You would have thought the Ravens were hiding a lost JFK tape.

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Then why go through all the trouble to cover things up?  

 

Im still a little confused where the cover up was. Everyone knew what happened in the elevator once the first video was released. Screwing up the initial punishment(which the league has admitted to) isnt a cover up, it's a bad job.

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Im still a little confused where the cover up was. Everyone knew what happened in the elevator once the first video was released. Screwing up the initial punishment(which the league has admitted to) isnt a cover up, it's a bad job.

 

I don't think you read the OTL report.  I get it, its long and you don't care.  But basically the Ravens offered Ray Rice a job in their front office if he stays quiet and takes the fall for everything.

 

The NFL and the Ravens were untruthful about every step in this process.  The Ravens did everything in their power to keep Rice from getting a heavy legal punishment and a lengthy suspension from the NFL.  But when the video was released, suddenly it was Rice who had lied and they threw him under the bus.

 

If they had simply admitted they bungled this it would have gone away much quicker.  But as is always the case, the coverup is ALWAYS worse than the actions themselves.

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I don't think you read the OTL report.  I get it, its long and you don't care.  But basically the Ravens offered Ray Rice a job in their front office if he stays quiet and takes the fall for everything.

 

I read the entire thing and they offered him a job. They never said keep quiet.

 

The Ravens were untruthful about a video everyone had already seen? 

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I read the entire thing and they offered him a job. They never said keep quiet.

 

Put 2 and 2 together here.  They saw the video from the start.  So how else did Rice suddenly go from being a quality citizen and one worth protecting to the most evil of villains in all of this?  He was the face of the Ravens, but the moment the video went public and he no longer was marketable, they decided to make him the scapegoat.  

 

Then, instead of turning their backs on him, they came back and offered him a future job after (paraphrasing) "riding all of this out."

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