Ray Rice and Janay Palmer

Rumors are swirling that former NFL star Ray Rice and his wife, Janay Palmer, are bleaching. Exhibit A is this photo of Rice, Janay and their children at Disneyland.

Self-hate issues and low self-esteem has caused numerous black celebrities to seek skin bleaching treatments.

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Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys

A video that is described as "horrific" may be the catalyst that ends NFL star Dez Bryant's storied football career. The video, featuring Bryant allegedly delivering a Ray Rice-style beat down on a female, is set to be released today, according to Terez Owens.

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Eminem

Detroit rapper Eminem is no stranger to controversy. The 42-year-old rapper often uses controversy as a marketing tool to sell his albums. Take for instance his new music video for "Shady Cxvpher" in which he threatens to punch Lana Del Ray in her face twice like disgraced former NFL player Ray Rice.

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Columbus Short Kris Kelli

In a recent interview with Dish Nation, embattled former 'Scandal' actor Columbus Short called out gossip tabloid TMZ.com for ruining his career and destroying his family.

“My character has been assassinated, unjustly,” Short told Dish Nation.

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Ray Rice

Disgraced Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the NFL Players Association plan to appeal his NFL suspension Tuesday.

Rice, 27, was suspended indefinitely by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after new video footage was released showing Rice callously knocking out his now-wife, Janay Rice, in a casino elevator in mid-February.

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Adrian Peterson

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Houston authorities early Saturday morning. On Friday a grand jury indicted Peterson on charges of whipping his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. Peterson, 29, was booked into jail at 1 a.m. Saturday and released 30 minutes later on $15,000 bond. Houston police released this mugshot of an arrogant Peterson smiling as if he didn't have a care in the world.

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Adrian Peterson and son Adrian Jr

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was "deactivated" (read: suspended) after he was indicted for viciously beating his 4-year-son with a switch. Peterson's weak excuse was that he disciplined his son in the manner which he was raised.

The sad irony is Peterson’s secret Love child was beaten to death in October by his mother's boyfriend.

Joseph Patterson, 27, was arrested and charged in that case.

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Ray and Janay Rice

A quick thinking paparazzi apparently ordered flowers to be delivered to the Baltimore home of former NFL player Ray Rice on Tuesday. The photog snapped shots of the embattled couple as they answered the door to accept the flowers.

The exclusive photos were published in today's NY Post.

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Janay Rice tweets

Ray Rice's long-suffering wife Janay Rice is a trending topic on social media giant Twitter.com. Janay posted a response on her private Instagram page blaming the media and public opinion for her husband's indefinite suspension from the NFL on Monday.

Typical of most women who suffer from battered women syndrome, Janay wrote: "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing."

Janay's statement didn't go over so well with women on social media, who criticized her harshly for staying and defending her abuser.

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Ray Rice and Janay Palmer

Ray Rice's long-suffering wife Janay Palmer responded to his termination from the Baltimore Ravens in typical battered woman fashion -- by blaming others for his downfall.

Palmer, 26, posted a message on her private Instagram account on Monday, just hours after Rice's contract was terminated.

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Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson, who is contemplating making a run for president in 2016, has taken sides in the controversy over the termination of Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice.

In an interview with Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show”, Carson urged viewers not to “jump on the bandwagon of demonizing this guy.”

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Ray and Janay Rice

Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice is a running back without a football team. The Ravens terminated Rice's contract today after gossip tabloid TMZ released new elevator footage showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer.

Update: Gawker.com points out the Ravens just deleted a tweet that seemed to blame Janay Palmer for the "role that she played" in her knock down, drag out fight with unemployed former NFL player Ray Rice.

Ray and Janay Rice

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Ray and Janay Rice

Shocking new video shows Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice delivering the knock out punch to his then-fiancee Janay Rice in an Atlantic City elevator. The new video, published by gossip tabloid TMZ, shows the violence that occurred inside the elevator at Revel Casino on February 15.

Like Jay Z's sister-in-law Solange Knowles, Ray Rice didn't realize a camera was rolling when he got on the elevator.

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Stephen A Smith

ESPN's outspoken analyst Stephen A. Smith apologized profusely for telling battered women to stop provoking their abusers.

He went one step further during Monday's segment of ESPN2's "First Take," calling his statements the "most egregious of my career."

Smith made his controversial statements during ESPN's "First Take" on Friday.

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