Ravens' Ray Rice Suspended Two Games for Assault Charge
Ray Rice (Photo: AP)
BALTIMORE (CBS)- When Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted on a third-degree assault charge after a physical incident with his then-fiancee at an Atlantic City hotel, the team was preparing for Rice to miss three games due to a suspension.
Instead, it's reportedly even less than that.
According to the Baltimore Sun and NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, the NFL has suspended Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season. He'll also lose more than $470,000 of salary for missing those two games.
Said coach John Harbaugh: "There are consequences when you make a mistake like that. I stand behind Ray. He's a heck of a guy. He's done everything right since. He made a mistake. He's gonna have to pay a consequence. It's good for kids to understand it works that way. That's how it works. That's how it should be."
If that suspension seems awfully lenient, well, yeah, we can understand why you'd feel that way.
Rice, meanwhile, has entered a pretrial intervention program, and assuming he completes that, he wouldn't receive any jail time for the inci