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Ray Rice banned indefinitely by NFL after Ravens termination

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Baltimore Ravens have released star running-back Ray Rice after footage of his altercation with his wife in February was revealed by TMZ Sports on Monday.

Rice was already banned from the NFL for the first two games of the 2014 season because of breaking the personal conduct policy with regard to the incident with his then fiance seven months ago, but due to the public nature of the revealed new footage and the controversy that it has caused, the Ravens felt compelled to act.

The decision 

In a post on the Ravens Twitter, the team revealed their decision.

"The ‪#Ravens‬ have terminated RB Ray Rice's contract this afternoon."

Furthermore, a story on their official website explained that "the Ravens made the decision after additional footage of the domestic violence was released."

Rice and his partner were arrested in February following an altercation between the pair that left Rice's wife unconscious, and the new lift footage reveals the brutal left hook that Rice gave to his then fiance. 

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Too little too late

It shouldn't have taken this long for the Ravens to let go of Rice, but sometimes seeing something can really make everything hit home.

The fact that the Ravens cite seeing the video as the reason for their decision just shows how powerful the viral world of today is.

Spread across the internet by millions and trending on Twitter, the Ravens couldn't do anything but act straightaway, even though they will hate giving away a 25-year-old player that still potentially has his best years ahead of him.

Frankly put, the Ravens reputation has taken a beating because of Rice's severe acts of brutality. Albeit well overdue, at least Baltimore have acted now, but what about the NFL?

Rice was supposed to come back a week on Sunday after his suspension. It is understood that Roger Goodell has made the decision to suspend Rice indefinitely. It's a good move but Goodell and key Ravens' personnel both need to apologize for their part in keeping Rice around until now.

Watch this space.

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