"Raise awareness"

Disgraced NFL player claims he’ll donate earnings to domestic violence if team will give him a job

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Ray Rice, the disgraced NFL player who has been unemployed since September 2014 after he was caught on video hitting his former fiancé Janay Rice in the head in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, claims he will donate his entire paycheck to domestic violence charities if a team re-signs him. “I’m not thankful for being that guy, but I’m thankful for the people that now are not afraid to ask for help, because I had to go get the help myself after to realize the severity of what domestic violence is,” Rice told USA Today, adding that his proposed gesture is not about playing football again, but to “show where his heart is.” After the assault, the former running back was released by the Baltimore Ravens, and participated in a “pre-trial diversion program,” after which the assault charges against him were dropped. Ray and Janay Rice were married the day after he was indicted on assault charges in 2014. The couple has a four-year-old daughter and are expecting another child due in September.

Read the full story at The Independent.

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