Absolutely shocking. On Dec. 1, Janay Rice sat down with Matt Lauer on the ‘Today Show’ and said that after her husband, Ray Rice hit her in an elevator in Atlantic City she knew that their relationship, ‘wouldn’t be over.’
Janay Rice, 26, is sticking by her husband, Ray Rice‘s side. On Dec. 1, Janay called out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the Today Show for saying that Ray was “ambiguous” about telling him about the violent incident back in February and that while she was furious with Ray, she “never considered leaving him.”
Janay Rice & Ray Rice’s Relationship — Opens Up On ‘Today’ Show
Janay was an open book during her first sit-down interview since the tape surfaced from February of Ray hitting her while in an elevator at a casino. ABC News reports that Janay told Matt Lauer, that while she was furious with Ray she was never going to leave him.
“Of course, in the back of my mind and in my heart I knew that our relationship wouldn’t be over because I know that this isn’t us, and it’s not him,” she told the Today Show host.
The site reports that Janay also called out Roger for his use of the word “ambiguous,” saying that Ray was not exactly forth coming about the situation when he spoke to him about it.
Janay reportedly said, “I know for a fact … that Ray told the honest truth that he’s been telling from February.” Following the incident, Ray was suspended from his team, the Baltimore Ravens for two games, but once the tape surfaced he was immediately let go from both his team and the NFL.
His second suspension was turned over and he is back to being a free agent. While Janay hopes that the three-time Pro-Bowl player will be picked up she knows it will be difficult.
“it’s going to take some work,” she said. “For them to look past this situation, which I know is going to be hard. But at the end of the day he’s a football player and that’s what they should be really focused on because he’s proven himself as a football player for seven years. There’s never been a question on what he can do on the field.”
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— Caitlin Beck