Ray and Janay Rice

Disgraced NFL star Ray Rice won his appeal and is eligible to play immediately -- that is, if a team is brave enough to sign him.

Ray Rice

The Baltimore Ravens running back was sacked by the NFL in June, after he beat his then-fiancee unconscious inside a now-shuttered casino back in February.

A female U.S. District judge agreed that Rice should be reinstated to play in the NFL immediately because she believes he did not lie to the NFL's league office in a meeting to discuss Rice beating his wife, Janay Rice, in a casino elevator earlier this year.

In an elevator surveillance video released by a gossip tabloid, Rice was seen punching his then-fiancee and knocking her out cold. He then dragged her motionless body out of the elevator and dropped her on the floor like a sack of potatoes.

U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones wrote: "I do not doubt that viewing the video in September evoked horror in Commissioner Goodell as it did with the public. But this does not change the fact that Rice did not lie or mislead the NFL at the June 16 meeting."

In an exclusive interview with ESPN conducted on November 5th, Janay Rice said she didn't remember what they were fighting about at the now-shuttered casino back in February. What she does remember is she hit Ray first.

“As we were arguing, he was on his phone and not looking at me," she said. "I went to reach for his phone, and when he grabbed it back, he spit at me and I slapped him.”

Janay said she asked Ray to describe his feelings after he knocked her out cold.

Typical of most narcissistic sociopaths Rice could not express his feelings. He only thought of himself in the aftermath of the elevator incident.

“I asked him how he felt when he saw that I was unconscious. He told me he was in shock," said Janay. "I asked him what happened when we got out of the elevator. He told me he was terrified because security was there. I asked him how he felt seeing me like that. He said he was thinking, “What did I just do?” I didn’t watch the video again."

As she did after Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL, Janay put the blame on herself for Ray's behavior:

"I know some people disagreed with me publicly apologizing. I’m not saying that what Ray did wasn’t wrong. He and I both know it was wrong. It’s been made clear to him that it was wrong. But at the same time, who am I to put my hands on somebody?"

Regardless of whether she put her hands on him first, a REAL MAN would not punch a woman and knock her out cold.

Read Janay Rice's full interview with ESPN here.

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    • sassyshe

      Regardless of whether she put her hands on him first, a REAL MAN would not punch a woman and knock her out cold.
      :clap: :applause:
      So true. Like Chris rock said just shake the shut outta her

    • sassyshe

      They may be deranged but I love the beyhives, those butches and queens go in on a MF they don't like. Poor karate chop got dragged for filth for saying she wants to be bey bestie

    • luVn_liFe…

      Everybody deserves a second chance. :tea:

    • LSLH

      They won't last anyway.

    • MrsL

      She grabbed his phone, he spit on her, she slapped him, and he hits her back. They both need to control their tempers or just walk away from each other. :shrugs: The next fight could be fatal.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Shes gonna be so embarrassed by this interview someday. Just like Camille Cosby. So sad.

      So where they dragging Krunchy Kakes at? :popcorn:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I say let him play hell :shrugs: I don't care... and if she want to continue to get her head beat in let her shid :tea:

    • CocoKhaleesi

      Poor girl anything for that all mighty dollar....

    • libra80sbaby

      Cup_Cookie says:

      I agree with what she said, who is she to put her hands on anyone but at the same time Ray shouldnt have used such excessive force, holding her back would have sufficed. She is a dummy for sticking by him! If he could do that in public i shudder to thing what he does in the privacy of their home!
      :cosign: Right cause the way he put them hands on her...this is a regular occurrence

    • CocoKhaleesi

      He better be kissing that girl and thanking her SHE got him that

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Hey Roses... I thinik they will be ok. Its seems they are honest about just being human beings. She look real strong in the face tho so they will be good. I just don't want to read anything from her in the future saying this was a cry out for help.. nooopppeeeeee

    • Lady_Elle

      I think Ray Rice should play.

      The NFL knew about this fight?

      They saw the footage... even if Goodell lied and said he did not!

      They handed down a punishment. The NFL was embarrassed when the tape went public and then punish him again? That's double jeopardy!

    • Lady_Elle

      Krunchy cakes was dragged by the Beyhive... after Rihanna's Navy let them know about what Krunchy cakes said!

      was like a 2-for-1. :haha:

    • Unshakable

      Lady Elle says:

      Krunchy cakes was dragged by the Beyhive… after Rihanna’s Navy let them know about what Krunchy cakes said!

      was like a 2-for-1. :haha:


      According to this blog....isn't Corrosive Kerosene supposed tah have a gut full of Breezy right about nah? If this is true, how she have that much time on her hands to think about drumming up a friendship contract with King Bey? Is she fah serious?

      At most, Corrosive can do King Bey's nails....but not while she is with child. The fumes and acetone might have the baby looking like a cross between an origami creation and ET. After the baby and breast feeding, she can weigh her mannie, mannie entrepreneurial options, being how she is all multi-talented and what not. :tea:

    • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

      im tired of the Rices whining over this. i hope no team touch him.

    • SouthernBeauty

      Although I do not think he should lose his livelihood over it, I do wish they would put his azz in jail for a few months. He deserves to be punished for what he did. And she should leave him as well.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Personally :eek: My team BEST not pick this cat up. ION care how he plays :no: ION wanna see his face :shrug: <---IT'S REALLY AS SIMPLE AS THAT :eek:

      Go get another job, ION care this or that way :rofl: