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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ray Rice Just Threw A Hail Mary On His Football Career

Ray Rice wants back in the NFL in the worst way.  He just threw what he hopes is a career saving hail mary by offering to donate his entire 2016 salary to domestic violence prevention.

Via USA Today Sports:

“All the scrutiny that I’ve got, it was deserved, because domestic violence is a horrible thing,” said Rice, the three-time Pro Bowl running back banished by the NFL (but later reinstated on appeal) amid outrage over the video recorded nearly 2 ½ years ago.

“Me donating my salary is something that’ll be from the heart for me. I only want to play football so I can end it the right way for my kids and for the people that really believed in me. But I know there’s a lot of people affected by domestic violence, and every dollar helps. It’s raising awareness.

“People need homes. People need shelter when they’re in a crucial situation. I’ve donated a lot of money to charities, but I had a situation where it was a national crisis. I’m not saying I’d be (donating the salary) to get on the field, but it’s something that will show where my heart is. My heart is about finishing the right way and helping people along the way.”

This is genius.  He's done flipped the script on their asses, now if you don't sign him you're a supporter of domestic violence.

Rice should have tried this sooner.

I'm all for Rice getting a second chance.  If this will trick NFL teams into signing him then more power to him.