Ray Rice is in the news again, and it is not for the right reasons. The Baltimore Ravens running-back received a two-game ban from the NFL for his personal conduct this summer relating to a physical altercation with his partner back in February.
But until now, we hadn't seen the actual footage. We had all seen the pictures of him dragging his then unconscious fiance from the lift, but the NFL remained ignorant regarding what was always likely to be a brutal blow by Rice towards his now wife.
Without the suspended Rice, the Ravens lost their opening game of the season to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, but things got worse for Rice and the Ravens when TMZ Sports published the lift video of the original altercation between Rice and his wife.
It is brutal. Rice manages to land a left hook on his partner before she falls to the floor unconscious. Granted the NFL admit they hadn't seen THE VIDEO ON THIS LINK BEFORE TODAY, but now they have, surely a lifetime ban needs to be enforced?
Rogen speaks out
Seth Rogen certainly thinks so, with the Knocked Up actor revealing that he believes the NFL should ban Ray Rice for life.
"I don't know much about football, but I know that Ray Rice is a piece of garbage who shouldn't be allowed to play it professionally anymore," Rogen tweeted.
"@nflcommish your punishment for beating a woman is less than for smoking weed. Get your head out of your f**king ass."
Goodell needs to act
Rogen's weed reference comes from the NFL's decision to suspend Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for the whole 2014 NFL season for failing a drug test.
Rumors are spreading that Gordon's suspension will be revoked if the NFL's drug policy changes, but the NFL recently upheld the decision after his appeal.
But it's Rice that is the prominent headline right now, and with celebrities such as Rogen showing his disgust, it seems this story will run and run until the NFL reevaluates Rice's suspension.