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Baltimore Ravens cut Ray Rice after domestic violence video




OWINGS MILLS, MD - MAY 23:  Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
OWINGS MILLS, MD - MAY 23: Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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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.  

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