MN Battered Women Org. Reacts To Ray Rice Firing

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An NFL star is suspended indefinitely after new video shows him knocking out his fiancé with a punch to the face. The video, obtained by TMZ Sports, shows Ray Rice and his fiancé in an Atlantic City casino.

Before its release: The league suspended Rice for two games.

Now: He’s out indefinitely, and he won’t be going back to the Baltimore Ravens if he’s reinstated.

“People hear about domestic violence cases, and they might even hear about the details of them, but there’s a really different reaction to actually seeing video footage,” Executive Director of Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women Liz Richards explains.

Richards said most domestic violence cases happen behind closed doors, in private. The video shows as Rice’s now-wife lunged at him, followed by Rice knocking her out. He then drags her body out of the elevator.

“We know that there’s a very visceral reaction…

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