Janay Rice: ‘You Ruined Our Life For Ratings’

Yesterday, Ray Rice was cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL after an elevator video was released showing him knocking out his fiance before dragging her unconscious body and leaving it on the floor. Unfortunately, she still went on to marry him and helped beg the NFL to let him keep his job, so it really shouldn’t come as a sad, disturbing surprise that Janay’s lashing out at the media for ruining her life. Via The Baltimore Sun:

The Baltimore Sun has verified that the following unabridged message from her official Instagram account is from Janay Rice and was intended to be released publicly:
“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” Janay Rice wrote. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that [the] media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass [off] for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific.
“THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”

The psychological components involved with battered and abused women is way beyond my titty site purview, so I’ll leave the inevitable, misplaced golddigging comments to the peanut gallery. However, I will say what we’re all thinking which is “BITCH, GET OUT DA HOUSE! RUN!” And now back to the video itself. Up until yesterday, the NFL pretty much acted liked they saw it, but as soon as it was leaked to the public and the entire Internet saw Ray Rice only get a two game suspension for brutally knocking a woman unconscious, the NFL immediately started clutching their pearls and denying they ever saw it. Which turns out might be the case because, according to TMZ, they didn’t want to watch it or know how a half-undressed woman ended up unconscious and being dragged out of an elevator. Maybe she saw a spider!

The NFL NEVER contacted the casino to request video of Ray Rice brutalizing his fiancee … TMZ Sports has learned. Commissioner Rodger Goodell made his disciplinary decision in the dark, which raises the question … Is that the way he wanted it?
Sources connected with the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City tell TMZ Sports … NO ONE from the NFL ever asked for the video inside the elevator … video that was compelling enough to get Rice instantly fired.
Sources who worked at the casino at the time of the incident tell us … if the NFL had asked for the video, they would have gladly complied. Former employees have told us someone with an affiliation to the NFL saw the video, but we are now certain that someone was not from Goodell’s office or the core NFL executives.
Without video … Goodell blindly justified the initial 2-game suspension, based on the only evidence they had — from the two people in the elevator, who called it mutual combat.

So basically the NFL acted like it examined all the evidence when really it hadn’t, and so clearly this will grind the sport to a halt as everyone sits down for a serious discussion on how the NFL plans to handle domestic violence going forward. — AHAHAHA! Are you fucking kidding me? Everyone’s going to forget about this by Sunday. The shit we all talk about during the week really is adorable, isn’t it? “Look at me, I’m super concerned about women being hit. Whee! Alright, for real though, we need nachos and I was thinking maybe wings as long my wife can keep the goddamn kids out of the living room. How hard is it?” – America

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