Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Punch Heard Around The World (Or The NFL anyway!)

Okay...Everybody is talking about it...I might as well weigh in on it...Ray Rice!  But beware..I may not say what you think!

Yes...I saw the video and like a lot of you I went..."WOahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"when I saw the punch....and said "Awwwwww man", when I saw him dragging his then fiance either out or into the elevator...The video I saw was grainy...

Once again...America is outraged!!! Seems like we are all righteous outraged about something every week..

Americans are not however collectively outraged that a cop in Ferguson has killed an unarmed 18 year old boy and still hasn't filed an incident report or made a statement..

Americans are not however collectively outraged that a 43 year old man was choked to death in New York by cops just weeks before that....

No...but Americans,Black and white are outraged about Ray Rice...

Well, in a way they should be...A big linebacker like him should not be punching a woman like that for any reason....He should have took his cue from Jay-Z...

Everybody made fun of Jay-Z for showing great restraint in that elevator...but I applauded him....Ray Rice...take note..

By now everybody knows  Running back Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL yesterday, the same day a shocking video surfaced showing the NFL star knocking out his future wife with a punch in February.

The news release from the Ravens was terse.
"The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon," it read.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Monday night that the team had not seen the video before it was released online by TMZ.




 
Coach Harbaugh said he and Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome called Rice to inform him of the decision. He declined to discuss what Rice said or how he reacted.
"I have nothing but hope and goodwill for Ray and Janay (now his wife)," Harbaugh added. "And we'll do whatever we can going forward to help them as they go forward and try to make the best of it."
 
Shortly after the team's announcement, the league said the three-time Pro Bowl selection was suspended indefinitely.
 
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who had originally given Rice a two-game ban, increased the suspension after viewing the new video for the first time, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said on Twitter.
 
The NFL players' union didn't immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.
CNN also tried unsuccessfully to contact Rice's agent. The person who answered the phone at Todd France's office said France wasn't in.
 
Former teammate and ESPN analyst Ray Lewis said he had texted with Rice on Monday.
 
Ray Lewis, who played with the Ravens from 1996 to 2012, said on "Monday Night Countdown" that he will meet with Rice soon to counsel and mentor him.
 
"I want to sit down and I want to know what is going on in his heart," said Lewis.
 
In a press conference in July, Ray Rice said his actions were "inexcusable" and that he and his wife were in counseling. The couple married on March 28.
 
"We're taking the necessary steps to move forward," he said. "My job is to lead my family. My job is to lead my wife. My job is to lead in whatever I do. And If I'm not being the example, then my family crumbles."

Well it's good you know that now.

Before Ray Rice, 27, can play again in the NFL, any potential contract cannot be approved without further direction from the commissioner, Aiello told CNN.
 
The Canadian Football League said Monday night Rice is ineligible to play in the CFL while he is suspended by the NFL.
 
That punch has caused him to punched...in his wallet....
 
That's about all I have...I don't intend to drag this man over the coals...He screwed up...He did something horribly wrong...He is being punished...
 
I'm not going to thump my chest and be morally outraged and write and write and write things about him...Right now Facebook and Twitter is filled with everybody's opinions on the matter...Just a week ago, everybody was pontificating on whether Jay-Z and Beyonce were headed towards divorce...How easily we are distracted by unimportant events in OTHER peoples lives that have nothing to do with us collectively...Yet we are collectively outraged and unforgiving ....of some people...
 
I am a recovering sinner....I am guilty of much myself....I can't in all good conscience stand in judgement of another man when I myself am guilty of so much...I remember that and I think about that whenever TMZ and other outlets of the media and social media get us so collectively outraged.

1 comment:

SLC said...

Thanks for a fresh Perspective.

SLC




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