Posted July 31, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice To Become ‘Ambassador For Domestic Violence’

Ray Rice has been the big talk on sports programming the last couple days due to his two game suspension for hitting his then fiance during a trip to Atlantic City.

During a press conference at the Baltimore Ravens training camp, Rice expressed his determination to speak against domestic violence.

“I will go out there and help as many people as I can — myself and my wife.”

He also explained how the suspension, and the whole ordeal has effected him and his family, having to explain to his daughter what happened that night in Atlantic City.

“I live with the pain of me and my wife having to explain (what happened) to my daughter. I know that a lot of people out there have lost respect, maybe not like me anymore, but you know what, that’s my fault. I have to own that. The one thing I know about respect is that you have to earn it. Everybody knows that if you take a deep thought into this that this is not the guy I’m capable of being.

“I want to (tell kids) please don’t make the mistake I did. … I was truly living a nightmare. … I just want to apologize once again to anybody who has been involved in any type of violence.”

Once considered one of the top two running backs in the game the former Rutgers star is looking to recover from a tough season last year as he only rushed for 660 yards and four touchdowns.