Ray Rice might not have the majority of Baltimore Ravens fans supporting him while he tries to overturn his indefinite NFL ban, but he has certainly got the support of a Ravens legend.
Still got support
Rice was released by the Ravens last month and suspended by the NFL indefinitely after a video of his domestic assault on his partner went viral, but despite this, Ravens legend Ray Lewis is still praying for him.
Praying for Rice
Rice is currently appealing his indefinite ban from the NFL, and Lewis told The Baltimore Sun this week that he has been in contact with Rice to wish him well.
"You're talking about a friend that's in a bad, bad situation," Lewis told The Baltimore Sun. "There's not one night that I don't pray for him and everybody that's going through it, and that will be that."
Ray Lewis is obviously an esteemed former teammate of Rice's, and his comments come with a great deal of credibility. Lewis and Rice were key cogs in the Ravens machine that won the Super Bowl at the end of the 2012 NFL season.
During their time together both players developed a bond on and off the field, but Lewis has not let that get in the way of criticising Rice intently in recent weeks for his actions back in February that put the Ravens franchise in a terrible position.
"Am I a little bit offended when you talk about a guy by the name of Ozzie Newsome, absolutely. Because he's one of the five-star generals in this world," Lewis explained last month.
"And I don't want us to lose what's really going on here: Ray Rice put a lot of people at jeopardy with his actions. A lot of people. Not just himself. He needs to understand that. Because none of this happens if what happened that night on that elevator don't happen. If I ask for anything in this whole thing, I ask let there be light."