(AllHipHop News) This time, the Baltimore Ravens did not wait for the NFL to punish Ray Rice. Hours after footage of Rice punching his now-wife Janay Palmer in a Revel hotel elevator was released, the Baltimore Ravens cut the running back from the team.
Rice was initially levied a two game suspension, scheduled to end Friday (September 12th) and ordered to partake in anger management counseling by the NFL. Today (September 8th), in addition to being cut from the Ravens, the NFL's commissioner Roger Gooddell has suspended Rice from playing in the NFL indefinitely after new footage of his assault of his wife surfaced.
The original, grainy footage released by TMZ in late February was security camera footage in the lobby of the Atlantic City hotel Revel in which Rice is seen dragging his unconscious wife out of the elevator. In the new footage from the security camera within the elevator, Rice is seen punching his wife twice in the face, rendering her unconscious.
In a statement released today, the NFL claims it was not made aware of or given access to the newly released footage when the company requested it from the Atlantic Police Department. A spokesperson at Revel informed ESPN that it provided the incriminating footage to the police and none of its employees sold the footage to TMZ.
Check out the raw elevator footage of Ray Rice's assault of his wife below: