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Airwaves Buzzing Over Two-Game Suspension for Ray Rice
Updated: Friday, July 25 2014, 09:09 PM EDT
The two-game suspension for Ravens RB Ray Rice has ignited a chorus of complaints, and is making headlines across the globe.
The NFL announced Thursday it would suspend Ray Rice for the first two games of the season without pay and fine him $58,000. NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell said Rice violated the league's personal conduct policy for his February arrest when he and his then-fiance Janay Palmer were arrested for fighting in Atlantic City. Video obtained by TMZ sports showed the Ravens star dragging Janay, motionless, out of an elevator at the Revel Casino.
Rice and Palmer were married one day after Rice was indicted by a grand jury on third-degree aggravated assault.
On talk radio Friday the airwaves were buzzing - it seemed everyone was armed with an opinion.
"The message from the NFL is that it'll get you banned for two games but smoke pot and that'll suspend you for a year," Keith Olberman said.
Dan Patrick commented, "It seems light to me."
But many of those who have watching it play out in the global media aren't all quick to condemn; in fact many Rice fans complain the national media is taking this story too far, too fast.
Sports Talk radio's Rob Long says a slightly greater number of his listeners are defending Rice than condemning him. On Friday he was urging them to move on.
"You can kick and scream all you want but it's done," Long said. "He can serve a two game suspension. He's gonna play football in week three."
In May Rice entered a not-guilty plea. He was accepted into the Pre-Trial intervention program; if he successfully completes the program it would result in the charge against him being dropped and his record expunged.
After the suspension was announced Thursday Rice said, "It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that's my fault...As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents."