Is feeling a little sorry for Ray Rice a righteous emotion?

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    Is feeling a little sorry for Ray Rice a righteous emotion?

    There’s really nothing new in the new interview, and nothing written in it will change the fact that Rice remains unemployed at a time when rosters can have up to 90 players, which equates to 2,880 total jobs in the NFL. He didn’t go to the Veteran Combine, which could have gotten someone’s attention. Instead, Rice waits — possibly for the draft to come and go and for teams that need running backs to not get enough of them.

    Even then, teams will be far more inclined to sign an undrafted rookie who is younger, cheaper, willing and able to play special teams, and less controversial. While everyone is entitled to a second chance, Rice simply is no longer good enough, and he doesn’t play a position sufficiently important enough to persuade a team to justify giving him that second chance.

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    Or is Ray Rice getting exactly what he deserves?

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    Everyone gets a second chance in the NFL it seems, except for Ray Rice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Everyone gets a second chance in the NFL it seems, except for Ray Rice.
    Cat, coming from you that carries weight. I agree.

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    The person I really feel for in all of this is his wife.

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    He's just not that good anymore. If he were better, he'd get another opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Or is Ray Rice getting exactly what he deserves?
    Both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JokersWild24 View Post
    The person I really feel for in all of this is his wife.
    This is exactly what I was thinking when I read RU's first post. I still maintain that the reason Goodell's first punishment of Rice was only two games was because his wife was in the meeting with Ray and him. I guarantee she told Goodell that by suspending Ray for a long time, you are only hurting her again. Since she had already made her decision to stay with him, by taking away his pay, you are only hurting her again - first she gets hit and then loses her family income because of it. Suspending Ray Rice for a long time was the right thing to do but it sure did not help her at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Everyone gets a second chance in the NFL it seems, except for Ray Rice.
    Agreed LA. If his YPC was 5.1 yards two years ago instead of 3.1, he would be getting another chance too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggclfan View Post
    This is exactly what I was thinking when I read RU's first post. I still maintain that the reason Goodell's first punishment of Rice was only two games was because his wife was in the meeting with Ray and him. I guarantee she told Goodell that by suspending Ray for a long time, you are only hurting her again. Since she had already made her decision to stay with him, by taking away his pay, you are only hurting her again - first she gets hit and then loses her family income because of it. Suspending Ray Rice for a long time was the right thing to do but it sure did not help her at all...
    True story. Sadly, that's the reality that some women in that situation find themselves in. As someone whose worked with indigenous people, the fact that the husband is usually the provider makes their decision tough on them given the financial consequences as well.

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    Will his attorney file a collusion law suit against the NFL soon?

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    dude punched his wife and got busted. if you were the GM, would you want to face that press conference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    dude punched his wife and got busted. if you were the GM, would you want to face that press conference?
    Of course not, but if this was Adrian Peterson teams would be lining up to sign him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Of course not, but if this was Adrian Peterson teams would be lining up to sign him.
    Some teams would definitely be lining up while others might back off and let it play out. The difference? No video of Peterson on TMZ.

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    No sympathy from me.

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