Ray Rice did an inexcusable thing. He knocked his wife unconscious with two solid punches to the side of the head in an elevator.
Thanks to the very easy work that TMZ did, apparently it only took one phone call to acquire the footage, we all got to see the former Baltimore Ravens running back doing that inexcusable thing.
Rice himself however feels somehow that because TMZ edited the tape to make it actually watchable, that it somehow means he can get out of the suspension that was handed down to him.
Yes, you heard that right, part of Rice's defense in his bid to be overturn the indefinite suspension is that the National Football League based their decision on cleaned up tape, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Legal sources apparently told Schefter that the TMZ tape of Rice hitting his then-fiancee was a cleaned-up, whittled down and condensed version of the events that took place in the Atlantic City casino elevator.
TMZ themselves have completely admitting to editing the tape because the original version was so glitchy it was impossible to make out any of the goings on.
Good luck with Ray, you're going to need it. I doubt even Roger Goodell and the NFL could let that one fly. This whole drawn out saga has been a disgrace, but this appeal surely has to come out on top as the stupidest part of it all.
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