Baltimore Ravens running-back Ray Rice addressed the media today for the first time since he allegedly struck his wife in a lift at a New Jersey casino back in February.
The infamous CCTV footage showed Rice walking out of the lift with his wife sprawled out on the floor after she was allegedly knocked out in the altercation.
Rice came out Friday and put on a united front with his wife, who was also present. He apologized for the incident and vowed to be a better man, but he didn't disclose what actually happened.
Not only did Rice regret his part in the incident, his wife also apologized despite being the person that was allegedly simply knocked unconscious.
"I deeply regret the role I played in the incident that night," TMZ Sports reported.
It's understood that the Ravens tailback may get off receiving any charges for the incident. Rice is set to be accepted into an intervention program after a pre-trial agreement, and it's said that this would lead to a dismissal of any aggravated assault charges if he completes it.
Rice explained during the press conference, "I want to apologize to my fans, to the kids, to anyone who's affected by this situation that me and my wife were in."
The Ravens back admitted that the couple have gone through counselling and he's says they're better for it.
"Throughout this time, we really had a time to reflect on each other. No relationship is perfect, but me and Janay together, when counselling is done for us, we want the world to see that it did help us out."