Ray had since apologized for the assault on then fiancee, Janay, the two married a month after
American football player Ray Rice was reported to have beaten his fiancée, Janay, in an elevator
Well, the video shows that it was much more than a beating
The Baltimore Ravens back runner was filmed hitting on the hapless female an act which earned him a two match ban suspension
However, the American public is calling for a stiffer sanction than the two match suspension
NFL officials have been lambasted for the mild punishment on a treatment so harsh
The incident occurred in an elevator on February 15 at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
After the incident, Ray apologized to the press: “It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that's my fault. As I said earlier, I failed in many ways.
“But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. I am better because of everything we have experienced since that night. The counselling has helped tremendously.”
The two later married in March, a month after the assault
The clip from TMZ shows Ray Rice initiating contact before Janay reacted physically, only for her to be landed a devastating heavy punch which forcefully throws her to the ground; they both were arrested for assault charges and were later released
In response to the incident, a statement released by the NFL read: “As you acknowledged during our meeting, your conduct was unquestionably inconsistent with league policies and the standard behaviour required of everyone who is part of the NFL.
“This is particularly true with respect to domestic violence and other forms of violence against women.”