Seth Rogen Blasts NFL Commissioner After Ray Rice Domestic Abuse Video Hits Internet
The Baltimore Ravens terminated the running back's contract after video surfaced of him knocking out his wife in an elevator
The Baltimore Ravens have terminated running back Ray Rice's contract after video of him appearing to strike then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an elevator surfaced online Monday.
The NFL also announced it was suspending the player after TMZ Sports posted the shocking video of the incident, which took place in February in the now-closed Revel casino in Atlantic City. Each hit the other before Rice knocked her off her feet, leaving her unconscious. A previous video showed Rice dragging Palmer from the elevator.
The NFL previously suspended Rice for two games in July for domestic violence but said earlier Monday that it had not seen the video until it hit the Internet despite requests to law enforcement. The Ravens also said they had not seen the video until TMZ Sports released it.
After the video hit the Internet, many in Hollywood as well as several sports analysts and on-air personalities hit Twitter to express their thoughts as well as question the NFL over Rice's punishment and its inability to track down the footage itself. Seth Rogen was particularly vocal in his opinion on the matter (he has not yet weighed in on the contract termination).
I don't know much about football, but I know that Ray Rice is a piece of garbage who shouldn't be allowed to play it professionally anymore.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 8, 2014
.@nflcommish your punishment for beating a woman is less than for smoking weed. Get your head out of your fucking ass.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 8, 2014
Have the Ravens cut Ray Rice yet?— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) September 8, 2014
Okay, well, you've seen it now. We're waiting. RT @ProFootballTalk NFL: We didn't see the Ray Rice video until today.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) September 8, 2014
The punch is horrific but what may be even worse is how it looks like ray rice is very comfortable handling unconscious women— Doug Ellin (@mrdougellin) September 8, 2014
How is anyone surprised by the new Ray Rice video? Of course he punched her in the elevator. He didn't tickle her into unconsciousness...— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) September 8, 2014
More like Sugar Ray Rice.— Theo Von (@TheoVon) September 8, 2014
The Ray Rice video I just saw sickens me. Disgusting. No place for it. Anywhere.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 8, 2014
Watched Ray Rice Video. As a man I am disgusted. As former NFL player I am ashamed by handling of this by the league. Despicable.— Shaun O'Hara (@ShaunOHara60) September 8, 2014
SHAME on the #NFL for not gathering ALL the evidence so they could get the Ray Rice decision right. Would've taken then one view to ban him— Anthony Becht (@Anthony_Becht) September 8, 2014
Just saw the Ray Rice video. I'm disgusted.— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) September 8, 2014
Remember that time when some #Ravens fans gave Ray Rice a standing ovation?— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) September 8, 2014
It is hard to get around this: If TMZ was able to obtain the Ray Rice video...it was obtainable.— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) September 8, 2014
Roger Goodell's position as Commissioner of the NFL is no longer tenable. Whether he saw the #RayRice video or he did not, he failed.— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 8, 2014
You mean @TMZ_Sports could obtain damning evidence against Ray Rice that legal system, NFL couldn't - or they chose to overlook?— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 8, 2014