Current and former NFL players are speaking out against the decision Roger Goodell and the NFL made regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence case this morning, now that video of Rice's assault has been released.
Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, AKA "Pot Roast", is one of the first active players to speak out against Rice. While Knighton is merely saying what so many of us are thinking, it's exceptionally rare for a player in today's NFL to speak out against another player, which is considered somewhat a fraternity. The outrage over the video and those who handled the punishment is that real.
"This video makes me sick to my stomach," Pot Roast said.
As players we must speak up. Stand up for what's right. I don't give a damn who u are or how much money you make. No place for this.— Terrance Knighton (@MrKnighton2u) September 8, 2014
"That man should be thrown out the the nfl and thrown into jail," said Knighton. "Shame on those deciding his punishment. Smh (shake my head)."
"If there's anyway to open that case up and give this guy the punishment he deserves, it NEEDS to be done," Knighton continued.
Your move, Roger Goodell.
The Baltimore Ravens released Ray Rice today. The NFL has since suspended him indefinitely.
The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice's contract this afternoon.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 8, 2014
Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice.— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) September 8, 2014
But if the NFL and Ravens saw this video before - which they said they did - this is still just all too sickening.