Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Ravens RB Ray Rice may be facing three-game suspension

For the first time since he was charged with assault against his then-fiance, now wife, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice took to the podium on Friday to address the matter…well, somewhat.

While the charges have since been dropped, that doesn’t mean that the veteran is out of hot water with the NFL as they continue to investigate the matter, and according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Friday, Rice could be facing a three-game suspension.

“They’re preparing for him to miss, I think, at least three games,” Mort said, noting the Ravens used a fourth-round pick on Lorenzo Taliaferro after signing Justin Forsett. Add in Rice’s well-below-average 2013 performance, and he’s going to be tough to justify as an early-round 2014 fantasy selection. 

As for a timetable as to when the NFL could announce a suspension, that’s not known at this time, however with camps getting into full swing shortly, they’d probably like to get it over with as quickly as possible.

Rice had one of the more controversial press conferences in quite some time Friday, even going so far as having his wife, the victim in the original case, issue an apology for her “role” in the incident and even using a boxing reference, not the smartest move for someone that faced assault charges against a female.

[h/t Rotoworld]





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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    Ray, Ray all this could have been avoided, if you had kept your woman within 10 feet of a stove where she belonged so any damage she cause would have been restricted to the confines of a kitchen… But NOOOO, you had to take her out like she was somebody and treat her like a person, and how did she repay you? by going “nap time” in an elevator, if anything she should be apologizing to Ray for running into his fist and knocking herself out. The only thing ray did wrong was trying to drag her out of the elevator… he should have left her there !!!

    if you are going to get in a man’s face… MAN OR WOMAN be ready to accept all the consequences, and save your bullcrap, you should never hit a woman, that died a long time ago with chivalry and women were responsible for that untimely death. Even animals and kids have more intelligence than some grown women, when was the last time you saw a gazelle getting in the face of a lion or a kid swinging on a grown man, i will tell you.. Never, why, because they all know how it would end…. very bad for them, so why is it so hard for women to understand !!! women want to be treated equal but not accept equal consequences to their actions !

    all this would have been avoided if she kept her hands to herself… Man don’t swing on women for no reason, unless they love beating up women, and if she’s a real victim she should take any means to protect herself , even if it means killing that man ! but if you hit another adult just because you can you should be prepared to get hit back !!!!

    next time Ray may want to use a palm strike to the forehead, its ends a situation real quick and it wont look as bad as a closed fist or a back hand !