Ray Rice says hard liquor acted as the fuel that triggered his elevator rage against his then-fiance Janay Palmer.

The former Ravens running back also says he hasn’t touched the stuff in months. 

From TMZ:

Rice told the Baltimore Ravens he and Janay Palmer had been drinking HEAVILY before the altercation. Rice is telling friends he becomes a different person when he boozes it up … so he’s changed his life. But he hasn’t changed that much, because we’re told he still drinks wine … just not hard liquor.

Our sources say Ray and his wife have gotten deep into religion since the February incident — they were both baptized in March when they decided to become Born again Christians.

We’re also told they’ve also done religious mentoring with other couples … including NFL players and their wives.

Read more at TMZ

Rice issued a statement Tuesday saying he’s working “through this” and that the couple has “a lot of people praying” for them.

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