Tag: domestic violence
Former Ravens standout Ray Rice has finally made his way back to a career in football. It’s just not exactly what he was aspiring for.
Nearly three full years have passed since Ray Rice last suited up for a professional football team. Yesterday, when Rice made a homecoming trip to play in a charity basketball game in Baltimore, he said he still doesn’t quite yet see the light at the end of the tunnel for his career.
Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has had a great season, defying the odds against him as the NFL’s oldest wide receiver and helping his team to arrive on solid ground with four games left in the year. Amid that success, Smith has been using his high profile to raise awareness for a cause that he’s very passionate about.
Ray Rice is no longer a Raven, but the fallout from the elevator incident that ended his career in purple continues to influence how Ravens brass look at their team.
Starting on October 1 (this Wednesday), a number of new laws take effect in Maryland. They involve drugs, discrimination, domestic violence, and driving. Read on to be reminded how not to run afoul of the law:
Marijuana decriminalization. Stoners, rejoice: As of this week, if you’re caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana, you’ll face civil charges (instead of criminal ones). First time offenders can expect a $100 fine, rising to $500 the third time you get caught.
After months of controversy following TMZ’s release of a video showing Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator, things got even more intense yesterday: TMZ released further footage showing the roundhouse punch Rice delivered. An internet storm of bad publicity ensued. By the end of the day, Rice’s contract with the Ravens had been terminated. Reactions have included mockery, glee, and anger.
I don’t know much about football, but I know that Ray Rice is a piece of garbage who shouldn’t be allowed to play it professionally anymore.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 8, 2014
But is there a way to channel all the chatter into something that might actually make the world a better place? I’m glad you asked!