The NFL is suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games under the personal conduct policy for an altercation that left his then-fiancee (now wife) unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February.
Rice will miss games against two AFC North rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, before he’s eligible to be reinstated Sept. 12. He’ll lose a third game check.
“It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault,” Rice said in a statement release by the Ravens.
“As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. I am better because of everything we have experienced since that night. The counseling has helped tremendously.
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