Skip to comments.Ravens fans give Ray Rice standing ovation during practice
Posted on 07/29/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
Baltimore Ravens fans gave running back Ray Rice a standing ovation as he jogged onto the field during training camp practice on Monday, according to the team's website.
Rice acknowledged the cheering fans by pointing to the crowd.
Rice was seen on video in February dragging his then-fiancée out of an Atlantic City casino elevator. He was charged with third-degree aggravated assault after Janay Palmer, whom he later married, was left unconscious following the incident. Rice agreed to enter into a diversion program to avoid a jail sentence.
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The NFL suspended Rice for two games without pay due to the incident, sparking debate as to whether the punishment was too lenient.
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Typical for a Democrat politician, typical for a Democrat city.
At least they didn’t start yelling, “Hit her again, hit her again. Harder, harder!”
Won’t be long they’ll all be able to self-’medicate’ in the stands or in smoke rooms .. Dam, ya see the price of beer?
Best wishes to the newlyweds!
With all due respect to Americans, but there does seem to be a sick level of what kind of behaviors are considered acceptable when it comes to American football.
The Ravens organization, coaches, players and fans richly deserve each other.
Sports media celebrates thug culture on and off the field, then gets the vapors when an athlete acts like a thug with a woman.
Imagine the Standing O he would have received if he was queer and had beaten his boyfriend?
Insanity that this man is still allowed to play and not spend many many years in prison
Don’t forget hockey. Patrick Roy was applauded too.
Really this thing has blown out to silly. A - a two game NFL suspension is actually a pretty stiff penalty (1/8 of the season, if you got kicked out of work for 6.5 weeks you wouldn’t call that a minor punishment). B - we still don’t know what happened. C - oh they cheered a fan favorite player, gee that never happens. This and the Dungy thing are really showing what a bunch of whiny twits the sports press is, desperate to make sure all things are blown completely out of proportion.
Great observation, so very true.
Do Americans watch hockey?
well isn’t that special!
On an ir-relevent side note, I think the only Republican city that has an NFL team is Green Bay.
The NHL actually has higher revenues than the NBA
You’re kidding! Hockey is soccer on ice.
Well, it’s hard to say what’s a city and what’s a region, but cities like Cincinnati, Indianapolis an kc are pretty republican places. City proper not so much, but the areas are. Same with Dallas and Phoenix.
But let him say a word that could be interpreted as homophobic.......
You can't be serious ...
Indeed, if it turns out she initiated the violence, will she be suspended from her job without pay for two weeks? Will others on this thread be as quick to refer to her as a thug?
Its not like he asked her not to hang around with black guys or anything.
I cannot think of any reasonable scenario where it is acceptable to hit a woman.
I’d rent a snow making machine if she would shovel my walk.
I'm pretty sure they have it bassackwards as usual. The laws of entropy pretty much have a slam dunk on the evolution belief system.
It’s better than. It’s the only sport, of the big 5, where it is acceptable for two men to settle things with fistacuffs.
I live near Baltimore and work in the city. I refuse to bow to the altar of the Raven. When my office has a football season opening lunch, they say to wear your favorite team colors. I wear a NASCAR shirt.
I was given tickets to a ravens game. My son and I were about the only ones not in purple. It felt good.
Oh I can. They fall under the category of self defense. Meanwhile though we don’t actually KNOW that Rice hit anybody, we’re pretty sure he probably did, but we don’t KNOW. On the short list of things we do know is that the fiance is now the wife and the DA thinks his record should be expunged, and he’s still suspended for 1/8 with further fines eating up another good chunk of his salary. Which is a lot of punishment for doing nobody is quite sure what exactly.
Really? Given how many women kill their children, would shooting them be OK? /half-joking
How about in self defense against something like this?
The light red (barely Commie) county in the center is Centre, home to Penn State.
Yeah, Balto is a hell hole, but I think you're forgetting a few of your own infamous players - Roethlisberger, Holmes, Harrison, Burress, Davenport, Seigler, and so on. It's an American cultural problem which certainly isn't limited to one city. Steeler fans come to Balto and behave in abhorrent fashion. I've seen it far too often. Yeah, Baltimore and their fans have a lot of problems, and I get it that Steeler fans hate the Ravens, but you're throwing stones from a glass house.
If he were white he’d been booed off the field. But, as usual there is a different standard for blacks. Think ‘OJ in the White Bronco’.
Exactly. SHE had been previously arrested for domestic assault. My guess is that she started it and he finished it.
The ghetto culture taking over most sports is why I can no longer stand to watch them. I’m down to golf.
Used to enjoy football. But that was before the players were all gangstas, the fans were all trash, and the sports media were all faggots.
Well, there’s always http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxhqXzVBen4
Or the fastest game on grass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmzivRetelE
Well, yeah. But Pittsburgh is a Democrat city too!
Gaelic Football beats them both.
Ha! I second guessed myself and decided not to post a link to it on youtube.
Ray Rice gets standing ovation for knocking a woman out and Jesse Ventura gets 1.8 million for badmouthing his country and getting knocked on his ass. Sick and getting sicker.
Really. You put them on those skates and their legs are a mile long.
See my map on Post #31. Pittsburgh may be a Democrat city, but every county surrounding it is otherwise. The same cannot be said about Baltimore.