Ravens’ Ray Rice’s wife Janay apologizes for ‘role’ in aggravated assault

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty to a charge of third-degree aggravated assault after surveillance video at an Atlantic City casino showed him dragging then-fiancée Janay Palmer seemingly unconscious from an elevator.

Rice, who will enter a pre-trial intervention program for first-time offenders, appeared before the press Friday afternoon to read a prepared statement. “One thing I can say is that sometimes in life, you will fail,” said Rice. “But I won’t call myself a failure. Failure is not getting knocked down; it’s not getting up.”

As Yahoo Sports’ Eric Edholm observed, “He used a metaphor about being knocked down in a press conference apologizing for an incident in which he allegedly knocked his wife unconscious. Worst possible choice of words? Confirmed.”

http://twitter.com/#!/Ravens/status/469917974019588096

Not helping matters was the Twitter feed of the Ravens, which relayed Janay’s apology for her part in the incident.

http://twitter.com/#!/j0hnnymac/status/469919298958667776
http://twitter.com/#!/HotelFoxtrot/status/469919190091309056
http://twitter.com/#!/RyanTerrana/status/469920775135178753
http://twitter.com/#!/FanSince09/status/469921362631352320
http://twitter.com/#!/PatriotsHaven/status/469921690122592256

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/23/ravens-ray-rices-wife-janay-apologizes-for-her-role-in-aggravated-assault/

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