When you make a mistake in life, it’s generally okay to begin the image rehabilitation process by apologizing for your actions. That doesn’t just go for famous folks, that goes for every human being alive.
Well it just so happens, though, that there was a famous person addressing some incriminating actions today as Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice addressed the media for the first time since his assault charges against his fiance came to light back in February, and while trying to express his apology, Rice used a reference that most use when they suffer a setback in life, although in this case it was about the worst choice of words he could have used.
Rice: “Failure is not getting knocked down. It’s not getting up.” Maybe not the best choice of words.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 23, 2014
Yes, for future reference, if you happen to get caught on tape in a casino with your unconscious fiance and you’re then charged with assault against her, don’t use a boxing reference…like EVER.
The charges were dropped and Rice has since married the woman involved in the incident, however the NFL is still investigating the matter and the star running back could still face a suspension for the 2014 season.