People have a lot to say about axed Baltimore Raven Ray Rice, who was caught on tape knocking out his fiance.
The elevator surveillance video of the final blow to her face was released today by TMZ, causing a domino reaction from the NFL and social media.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio was the latest to weigh in with this tweet:
Ray Rice should be banned by NFL for life & charged with battery by authorities. No excuse for what he did and should not be any 2nd chance.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 8, 2014
Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham agreed with Rubio, calling for prison time for the former running back.
No joke here: As a father of three girls, I say Ray Rice should be banned from every sport and should be serving hard time in prison. — Jeff Dunham (@jeffdunham) September 8, 2014
Many on Twitter shared the “no excuse” sentiment:
@jeffdunham that is so true. Lock him up and throw away the key. Should be serving hard time in prison. — marlinda bakelaar (@bakmar1981) September 8, 2014
@jeffdunham hes a disgusting human being. — Anthony Romero (@MyRomeroReality) September 8, 2014
@jeffdunham You’re right Jeff! The police, district attorney and NFL failed to do their job. Ironically, TMZ did it for them! — TheBrianMo (@TheBrianMo) September 8, 2014
@jeffdunham banned from all sports & have Mike Tyson give him one of those famous upper cuts. Ray Rice is a sick man. — Ali R. Manouchehri (@amanouch110) September 8, 2014
@jeffdunham amen you never punch your fiance or anybody for that matter. he should punch himself in the nuts so freaking hard — marlinda bakelaar (@bakmar1981) September 8, 2014
Some are saying the massive criticism is fair because of the kid glove treatment the NFL star received in February after the incident. What the authorities couldn’t seem to accomplish, the media did.
But others are troubled by the mob mentality that comes with this kind of public scrutiny.
Politico’s Glenn Thrush shared an opinion that was dubbed “the worst take ever” by one Twitter follower and others agreed:
@GlennThrush Wow. Horrible analysis. Just pitiful. Like arguing the DA who puts the wife beater away is taking away her husband. #idiot
— Matt O’Brien (@Mattfobrien) September 8, 2014
@GlennThrush In 2012, Rice signed a 5-year $40 million contract with a $15 million signing bonus. He’s not a minimum wage worker.
— Tom Brune (@TomBruneDC) September 8, 2014
@GlennThrush #RayRice had a 5yr contract for $35Million dollars. Even at 20%, that’s $7MM, exactly how is he poor? @jkfecke
— Obamacrat44 (@pinkbunny70) September 8, 2014
.@GlennThrush the 25 million he has earned in his career thus far is just not enough to live on. Poor gal’s gonna starve.
— Джонатон (@TheTenArms) September 8, 2014
@NolteNC @glennthrush WTF. This is the worst point I’ve ever heard of in this whole situation. She’s not going to a shelter. My god.
— Brad Johnson (@brad_dallas) September 8, 2014
The truth is, there are a lot of people with an opinion on the shocking video released today. Did it hit a nerve with you?
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