Ray Rice Thanks Baltimore, Apologizes

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Ray Rice thanks BaltimoreFormer Ravens running back Ray Rice issued a statement to the Baltimore Sun this morning, in which he thanked the city of Baltimore and the Ravens and apologized for the assault of his then-fiancee a year ago that got him kicked off the team and renewed the national conversation on relationship violence.

The occasion is Rice’s move from Maryland to New York. In his “not a farewell” statement, he had a message for young fans:

“To all the kids who looked up to me, I’m truly sorry for letting you down, but I hope it’s helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare. There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me, and I hope to make a positive difference in people’s lives by raising awareness of this issue.”

Read the full statement at the Baltimore Sun.

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