Video emerges of Rice punching wife: Broncos' Knighton calls for him to be thrown out of NFL
NFL players, both current and former, are speaking out following the release of surveillance footage showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his wife (then-fiancee) inside an elevator.
Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was especially vocal, tweeting that Rice "should be thrown out of the NFL."
"As players we always speak on how we are unfairly treated, well now what?" Knighton added.
Former New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns center LeCharles Bentley also unleashed a series of tweets on the matter.
Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report relayed this response from an anonymous Ravens player he's known for some time:
"I don't think he has very much support now at all," the player texted. "I think it's gone."
The player reportedly added that the reason the Ravens' locker room stood behind Rice was that they were given the impression he was defending himself from Palmer (a ridiculous notion, as Freeman points out).
Former Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang, free-agent quarterback Brady Quinn, and Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. expressed disappointment in the NFL's handling of Rice.
"I'm glad no one this morning seems to care about yesterday's games," former linebacker and vice president of the NFLPA's executive committee Scott Fujita tweeted. "This piece of s--- needs to be out of the league. Period."