Baltimore Ravens Delete Tweet That Placed Some Blame On Ray Rice’s Wife

FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, speaks alongside his wife, Janay, during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. A new video that... FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, speaks alongside his wife, Janay, during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. A new video that appears to show Ray Rice striking then-fiance Janay Palmer in an elevator last February has been released on a website. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) MORE LESS
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Shortly after terminating Ray Rice’s contract on Monday, the Baltimore Ravens scrubbed a tweet indicating that the running back’s wife had taken some responsibility for a domestic violence incident earlier this year.

The tweet was published in May, but it was widely circulated on Monday after a video emerged reportedly showing Rice punching his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, inside an Atlantic City hotel elevator.

Here is a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet:

The footage has sparked tremendous public outrage, prompting the Ravens to cut Rice and the NFL to suspend him indefinitely.

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