Video of an altercation between NFL star Ray Rice and his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer, has been released.
Rice can be seen delivering a vicious punch to his fiancee’s face, knocking her out cold.
We’ve already shown you the aftermath outside the elevator … Rice dragging the unconscious woman on the floor. But we’ve now obtained video of the punch that put her down, raising the question … What was the NFL thinking when it wrist-slapped Rice with such feeble punishment?
The incident took place Feb. 15th at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City — after Ray and then-fiancee (now wife) Janay Palmer got into a heated argument on their way into the elevator.
Inside the elevator it’s apparent he strikes first … she hits back … and then Rice delivers the knockout blow.
The punch knocks Janay off her feet — and she smashes her head on the elevator hand rail … knocking her out cold. Ray doesn’t seem phased … and when the door opens, he drags her out into the hotel.
Watch the disturbing footage here:
An employee of the hotel who was working there at the time, says the NFL saw the elevator footage before imposing the 2-game suspension.
The message enforced by the NFL not only validates Rice’s actions, but downplays the seriousness of domestic violence.