Janay Rice, wife of embattled NFL star Ray Rice, has been in the middle of a great deal of controversy as of late. The Rice’s were involved in a domestic altercation in an elevator that received national attention. This led to a massive backlash from the media and women’s rights groups, who felt that Rice should be fired from the NFL for knocking his wife out in the elevator.
The Baltimore Ravens, after seeing the video of the incident, released Rice from his contract and suspended him indefinitely.
Mrs. Rice says that the media’s reaction to the event didn’t take into account her role in creating the altercation. Additional video shows that she spit in her then-fiancee’s face before he punched her. This led to Mrs. Rice taking to social media to express her outrage over her husband being indefinitely suspended by the NFL.
“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” she said in an Instagram post. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare itself. No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret everyday is a horrible thing.
“To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”