The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that they recently brought former RB Ray Rice in to speak to their rookie class about what he has experienced since the domestic violence incident involving his wife a few years ago.
Here’s the statement released by the Ravens regarding the decision to have Rice speak to their rookies:
“Our 27 sessions to our rookies through our player engagement program review and teach life management and life lessons. Rice, who played for the Ravens from 2008-2014, delivered an important message that included his story, both the good and the bad. He clearly had the attention of our rookies.”
While Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has said previously that he would welcome Rice as a member of the organization at some point in a player support role, this was one-time opportunity, according to Jeff Zrebiec.
Rice hasn’t found any interest from NFL teams since he was cut loose by the Ravens back in 2014. Rice has, however, made serious attempts to get involved and help people impacted by domestic violence, it hasn’t lead to even preliminary interest from NFL teams.
It’s very likely that Rice’s football career is over.
Rice, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Ravens back in 2008. He lasted appeared in an NFL game during the 2013 season when he ran for 660 yards on 214 carries (3.1 YPC) to go along with 58 receptions for 321 yards receiving and four touchdowns.