Ray Rice gave his first interview following the February hotel incident, on Dec. 2. Sitting down with Matt Lauer on the ‘Today’ show, he revealed the regrets he has after the video came out of him hitting his wife, Janay. Watch the interview here.
Janay Rice spoke out first, revealing that she would never leave her husband, Ray Rice, regardless of the violent encounter that surfaced on video in February. Now her husband has revealed that following the horrible incident, he knows that after the abuse in the elevator, he actually made another “horrendous mistake.”
Ray Rice’s Interview On ‘Today’
Matt Lauer approached Ray Rice asking about the press conference that he and his wife held right after the video surfaced.
“We heard her apologize and at that press conference we didn’t hear you apologize to her. And that upset a lot of people. Do you understand that?” Matt asked.
“Yes, I definitely understand that,” Ray told Matt. “The reason why that press conference was the way it was, was because we were still under legal situations. So there wasn’t much that could be said, but I’ll be honest, we were nervous, I was nervous, and that was the first time we were available to speak. And I made a horrendous mistake not apologizing to my wife.”
Ray & Janay’s Press Conference: It Wasn’t Coming From Us
He also went on to explain that they were “given what to speak about” and that it wasn’t actually coming from them.
“But I made that clear in my last time I was able to speak that my wife is an angel,” he added. “She can do no wrong. I take full responsibility for my actions.”
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— Emily Longeretta