After a video surfaced showing Ray Rice punch and knock out his then-fiancée, the Baltimore Ravens have terminated the running back's contract.
Rice was arrested earlier this year for what was described by his lawyers as a "very minor physical altercation" at an Atlantic City casino. A surveillance video of the incident obtained by TMZ showed Rice dragging his seemingly unconscious fiancée out of the elevator.
In response, the NFL slapped a 2-game suspension against Rice, a penalty critics decried as too lenient. The outrage eventually drove the league to revise its domestic violence policy in August. Under the new guidelines, players will face a six-game suspension for a first offense, and indefinite suspension of at least one year for a second offense.
This morning, TMZ released a new video showing what took place inside the elevator. In a press statement, the NFL said that it hadn't seen the footage before today.
Ken Belson, sports reporter for The New York Times who’s been covering the story