In his first public comments since the release of video footage reportedly showing him knocking his wife unconscious inside a hotel elevator, Ray Rice said Tuesday that he and his family are in “good spirits.”
Rice, who was let go by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after the graphic footage surfaced on Monday, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he and his wife, Janay Rice, will “continue to support each other.”
Our Josina Anderson spoke to Ray Rice this morning. pic.twitter.com/Meh2EqjlXW
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 9, 2014
Janay Rice also broke her silence on Tuesday, taking to Instagram to defend her husband and criticize the media for putting her through a “horrible nightmare” since the video emerged.