The story of Ray Rice has been told and retold over the last 12 months as his fortunes have differed.
Rice has gone from being an NFL runningback and one of the most effective offensive weapons in the league to being in a form of exile that nobody would like to experience.
Following the events that took place in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, Rice hasn't set foot on a football pitch since and had his career taken away from him.
Rice was initially suspended for two games but following the release of a video of the incident, he was fired by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL.
Now having been reinstated for several months and yet to hear from any NFL team, Rice has never been far from the headlines.
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With free agency looming in the NFL, Rice will be hoping to be getting a call back to the league anytime soon.
But for now, he has been reflecting on his time away and made a very suspicious remark.
"Honestly, I almost felt like at one point that it wasn't worth living. I see why people commit suicide." - Rice on his time away
Perhaps hinting thst the possibility of suicide crossed his mind during his NFL exile, Rice has made a bold claim about how much playing football means to the players.
Rice could one day return to the league and when he does he will need every ounce of strength he can muster to take the instate controversy that will come with that.
Rice's new home?
If Rice is to earn a return to the league he was once a key part of, the question remains, where will he end up?
The Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and perhaps even the Seattle Seahawks could all be set to be on the hunt for a new runningback.
The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars could be some other teams on the lookout for a new runningback also this off-season.
It won't be easy for Rice to get back into the league however as he will now have to establish himself in with other free agents like DeMarco Murray and the equally controversial Adrian Peterson.
New draft prospects such as Melvin Gordon from Wisconsin and Todd Gurley from Georgia will provide some stern opposition for Rice also.
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