The Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has given hope to Runningback Ray Rice following his arrest for domestic violence last month.
Rice was arrested in mid-February for domestic violence following an altercation with his fiancée at an Atlantic City casino.
No court date has yet been set for the Rice household but many people in the football world have questioned his NFL future and he has certainly received his fair share of ridicule since the incident.
But the Ravens owner, Bisciotti is not jumping the gun to condemn his starting Runningback and believes that: "You can't take what Ray's done -- the kind of locker-room influence he's been and the kind of community commitment that he's shown -- and say he's a different person."
Bisciotti made it clear however that he will not tolerate it becoming a habit "Would I show my support with repeated failures? No.
"If everybody was one-strike-and-you're-out, then we'd all be in trouble,"
Rice's arrest was one of three in 22 days for Ravens players with back-up Wide Receiver Deonte Thompson and Offensive Lineman Jah Reid also being arrested.
But Bisciotti is not concerned that his team may be getting a negative image "I'm disappointed, but I'm not concerned."