'The President is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society,' said the statement which denounced Rice for his violence towards Janay, who is now his wife.
'Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that's true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors.
'Stopping domestic violence is something that's bigger than football – and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it.' While most people condemned the incident, the bitter pill is that his fiancee got married to him after the elevator knockout last February. Was she afraid he will kill her rather than pay alimony if she divorces him. Lots of statistics shows that many cases of women being murdered by abusive husbands because they divorced them.
Back in May, the Ravens NFL star Ray Rice staged a press conference with Janay Rice, newlyweds at the time, the point of which was to deliver her absolution to the fans. What has love got to do with this?
“Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident.” It took the new video for the team to delete that tweet, months later.