Suspended former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay are said to be praying for people mocking them this halloween, per TMZ.
Ray Rice and his wife Janay are not letting people who are mocking them during Haloween get to them.
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Social media has been showing some people wearing Ray Rice jerseys re-enacting the infamous February incident where he struck his then-fiancee in a New Jersey casino elevator. TMZ reported on Oct. 29 that the Rice couple has been praying for them:
"Ray Rice and his wife Janay are fully aware of the Ray Rice costumes that have been surfacing this Halloween -- and they're telling friends they're simply praying for the people mocking them.
"You've seen the pics -- people dresed up as Ray dragging around an inflatable Janay in an effort to lampoon the infamous elavator attack.
"We've spoken with friends and family members close to Ray and Janay who tell us -- the couple is dealing with the unwanted attention by turning to religion.
"One source tells us Ray and Janay have said they are 'praying for those people.'
"As we previously reported, Ray and Janay have been extremely involved with their church since the incident...and were both baptized in March when they decided to become born-again Christians.
"We're also told Ray and Janay are still committed to the marriage -- and have vowed to maintain their family and rebuild their lives togther."
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported on Oct. 21 that Ray Rice filed a grievance against the Baltimore Ravens for releasing him in light of the controviersial assault issue:
"The Ray Rice litigation tree officially has sprouted another branch.
"Per multiple sources, Rice has filed a grievance against the Ravens and challenging the team's decision to terminate his contract on September 8. The Ravens cut Rice within hours after the video emerged of Rice striking his then-fiancee (now wife) in the head in an Atlantic City elevator.
"Rice's position is that the Collective Bargaining Agreement permits one punishment for infraction. In July, the NFL suspended Rice two games for the assault. Then, immediately after the video surfaced, the Ravens cut Rice and theNFL suspended him indefinitely.
"If successful on both grievances, Rice would be eligible to receive $3.52 million from the Ravens. That's the amount he would have earned if reinstated as of Week Three of the regular season.
"Rice's grievance against the NFL has been set for November 5 and 6. It's unknown when the grievance against the Ravens will be resolved.
"Regardless of Rice's infraction, he has rights. The Ravens and/or the NFL knew or should have known exactly what he did when he was suspended by the league for two games. The move to cut him (by the team) and to suspend him indefinitely (by the league) obviously was driven by the intense public reaction to the elevator video. And while the moves may have won the Ravens and the NFL points in the court of public opinion, the team and the league arguably (or actually) screwed this up by not getting all of the pertinent evidence before suspending Rice in July."
The 27-year-old Rice has amassed 6,180 yards and 37 touchdowns on 1,430 carries in 92 career regular-season games with the Baltimore Ravens, per ESPN stats.
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