In her statement Janay slams the media for meddling in her life for profit, and for forcing her family to relive what she calls “a moment in our lives that we will regret every day.”
As a result of the video leak Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and has been suspended indefinitely from football.
You can see an entire screenshot of Janay’s statement below, as well as my own comments on the matter.
As much as I abhor what Rice did to his fiancé, the man needs a job because he has a family to take care of. Taking a page out of a comment a friend made, I will say that were Rice a ditch digger or janitor no one would care and would not be calling for his firing. It is the perceived perks of being a football player (money and fame) that people seem most anxious to strip Rice of.
Janay and her children appear to almost be an afterthought. I can tell you this, if Ray is as borderline crazy and violent as many believe him to be, the stress of being unemployed, publicly maligned and probably incapable of finding gainful employment, does not bode well for his family.
We already knew Rice punched his wife unconscious, and was reprimanded by his employer and required to seek counseling. That, in my opinion, should have been it.
What people don’t seem to realize, or in my opinion simply do not care about, is that if Rice is as evil and bad as people think he is, Janay and her children are in an even worse situation than before. If rich and employed Ray Rice was a violent woman beater, does anyone want to guess what broke, unemployed and stressed out Ray Rice will be?