Many had been calling for the NFL to give Ray Rice a much harsher penalty than the two game suspension originally announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. After the release of a video showing Rice punching and knocking out his fiancee in an elevator, the Baltimore Ravens made this announcement:
The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice's contract this afternoon.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 8, 2014
Is Rice’s career finished?
— SportsLine (@SportsLine) September 8, 2014