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Kavitha A. Davidson

Wife Beating Gets a Standing Ovation in Baltimore

If Ray Rice continues to be a story that won’t go away, the National Football League and the Baltimore Ravens only have themselves to blame.
 Fan outreach, Ravens-style.
 Fan outreach, Ravens-style.

If Ray Rice continues to be a story that won't go away, the National Football League and the Baltimore Ravens only have themselves to blame.

On Monday, Rice made his first major public appearance since being suspended two games for domestic assault, a mild punishment for which the league has received plenty of deserved criticism. As he jogged onto the field at M&T Bank Stadium, the crowd of Ravens fans gave the running back a standing ovation.