Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice addressed the media again about the domestic abuse incident stemming from that Atlantic City Casino. This time he talked candidly and didn’t read a pre-written statement.
He did address the fact that someday his daughter will be old enough to learn of this incident on her own and will be able to Google it. It is a conversation that he knows he’ll have to have one day.
“The pain I’m talking about living with is that, is waking up every day and my daughter is two years old now, I have a little girl who’s very smart, very intelligent,” Rice said, as transcribed by NFL.com. “And one day she’s gonna know the power of Google. And we have to explain that to her — what happened that night. And I know that’s not who I am as a man.
“That’s not who my mom raised me to be. Anybody knows me and knows me, they know I was raised by a single parent and that was my mother. And sitting here today and replay the things my mom raised me to be. I let her down, I let my wife down, I let my daughter down, I let my wife’s parents down, I let the whole Baltimore community down, and I got my teammates here to support me and I let my teammates down, you know I let so many people down because of 30 seconds of my life that I know I can’t take back.”