Re: Ravens Ray Rice Gets Indicted
posted at 4/2/2014 11:02 AM EDT
In response to Muzwell's comment:
I didn't see this get a mention anywhere (if I'm posting old news, my bad), but I found it interesting - and sort of a Pats-related twist on this story.
Brandon Spikes: I don’t see how anyone can respect Ray Rice
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 29, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT
Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes is speaking out strongly against Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was indicted this week for aggravated assault.
Reacting to the news that Rice has just married the woman he is accused of assaulting, Spikes went off on Rice on Twitter.
“That’s him trying to save his image duh,” Spikes wrote of Rice’s wedding.
Spikes said he got angry when he saw the surveillance video that appears to show Rice dragging his unconscious wife out of an elevator, video that was taken, authorities say, moments after Rice punched her and knocked her out.
“I don’t see how anyone can respect him. Put your hands on a woman. The woman that had ur child,” Spikes wrote. “Someone should choke him out. See how he likes it.”
Spikes also tweeted a picture of himself with his mother and wrote, “I was raised by this beautiful woman. She would roll over and die if i put my hands on a woman.”
The Ravens’ only statement since Rice’s indictment was supportive, saying there’s more to Rice than this allegation. That may be true, but if this allegation is proven, then Spikes is right: It’s hard to see how anyone could respect Ray Rice.
I'm not happy with the parting shots by Spikes against BB. But, in this case. he is absolutely right.
It will be interesting to see how good ol' Jolly Roger Goodell handles this matter. A multiple game suspension along with a stiff fine should be the minimal punishment assessed to send a proper message. But, nothing will likely be done until the felony charges are resolved.