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NFL legend hopes Ray Rice and his wife get help

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NFL legend and former New York Giants star defensive end Michael Strahan was the latest well known figure to give his view on the Ray Rice saga yesterday.

Rice was released from the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday after new footage of his domestic assault on his partner came to light.

Following the Ravens release of Rice, the NFL suspended the 25-year-old star running back indefinitely.

Big appearance

Come Tuesday night on the David Letterman chat show, guest Michael Strahan was always going to be asked about the story that is not only dominating NFL news, but also regular news across the globe.

In response to Letterman's question, Strahan stated his shock and disgust at the scenes in the lift video, but he also admitted that he hopes both Rice and his wife get help and counseling.

"A lot of people have been taken back by the video that came out. He was only suspended for two games, which a lot of people don't think was long enough," Strahan said on Letterman. 

"But now the team and the NFL have made the right decision, and Roger Goodell has previously come out and said that he felt he made a mistake by only giving him a two-game suspension. 

"It sheds a light on the big subject that is domestic violence. The NFL is aggressive and we should never take our work home. I just hope that he and his wife get the help they need."

See the full interview in the video below.

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The lowdown 

The incident between Ray Rice and his wife Janay occurred back in February after a night out at a casino.

Both of them were arrested before Rice was charged with assault but forced to only seek counseling.

Rice was then handed a two-game ban by the NFL this summer for breaking the personal conduct policy, with commissioner Roger Goodell later admitting that the suspension was too lenient.

But his decision was allegedly only made based on the fact that he hadn't seen the lift video, though many reports dispute the supposed fact that nobody at the NFL saw the video.

Whatever the truth of that matter, only when the video was released by TMZ this week did the world truly condemn Rice for the crime he committed seven months ago on his then fiance that became his wife.

Like President Obama put it this week, real men don't hit women.

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