Now a free agent, Ray has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL.
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Minutes after having his contract terminated by the Baltimore Ravens, RB Ray Rice has been indefinitely suspended by the NFL.
According to Greg Aielleo, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell have suspended Rice indefinitely after video footage of Rice hitting his then-fiancee, now-wife Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator and dragging her out.
Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice.
— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) September 8, 2014
The video was released by TMZ earlier on Monday and elicited an immediate outcry by the league.
Rice had initially been given a 2-game suspension which would have ended on Friday, but after the footage was released, the Ravens and the NFL decided to act harsher immediately.
The Baltimore Ravens announced that they had released Rice at 2:18 pm on Monday afternoon.