Ray Rice suspended for two games after domestic violence charge

By Ricky Yandoli,

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for two games due to his arrest on a domestic violence charge, which NFL’s personal conduct rule.

TMZ broke the domestic violence story back in February by posting a video that shows Rice dragging his then-fiancé and now wife, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator in Atlantic City.

In addition to the suspension, the NFL fined Rice $529,411.24, according to ESPN. Also, Rice has to pay an additional fine of $58,823.

Rice will begin serving his suspension starting Aug. 30 and he will be eligible for reinstatement Sept. 12.

"As I said earlier, I failed in many ways," Rice said in a statement. "But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. I am better because of everything we have experienced since that night. The counseling has helped tremendously."

Losing Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season is going to be a devastating blow to the Ravens’ offense. They are going to have to find another way to score points and have a consistent running game without their best running back.

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