Ray Rice the former Baltimore Ravens running back was released after a video surfaced of his striking his wife in an Atlantic City elevator. Now the former Rutgers Alum was at his Alma-Mater talking to the football team about his mistake.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood, who asked Rice to talk to his players, told New Jersey Advance Media the former star running back had some valuable knowledge to share.
” . . . Ray made the wrong decision, and he’s held himself accountable to it, and he’s paid the price for it, and I thought today was an opportunity for him to deliver a message to try to prevent one of our young people doing that in the future,” Flood told Politi.
Rutgers is trying to let the past go, but the NFL is still holding him out. Rice explained his visit.
“I just shot them straight. I’m sure if you speak to them, they’ll give you a lot better explanation of what I told them, but I gave them the message to go out there and not make the mistakes that I made,” Rice told Politi. “If I can help them understand, then I’ve made an impact. It costs no money to give them a good message like that.”