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Janay Rice creates Twitter account….tweets dislike of criticism

So it looks like she created this account to specifically say she loves her husband and shame on us for not living him too and we’re all that’s wrong in her life?

^^Oh. Girl.

Sis.

No. Comment.

As far as I know, this is her real account. If I find out something different I’ll let y’all know!

{Featured image via huffingtonpost.com}

“Should Ray Rice play again?” Stephen A. Smith says “yes.” I agree.

Yes. I ABSOLUTELY agree with him.

Watch this:

I think Stephen A. Smith makes EXCELLENT points.

Now. Don’t get me wrong. Yes, Ray Rice is WRONG. And he deserves to pay the consequences. But, I am coming from a place of healing and rehabilitation. I believe in second chances, paying for mistakes, growing, and moving forward. Do I think that Janay should stick around for that? Personally, NOPE. And while it’s hard to say what one would do in a situation, I’m pretty sure I’d be done after being spat on and knocked unconscious. Just NO.

However, I DON’T think that this ONE thing should ruin everything for him. The NFL is a privilege.  Players make a lot of money.  I get it.  They also work, HARD, for that privilege (which is their job as well). Again, I get it! I also KNOW that change is possible, and everybody deserves the chance to grow. Do I think the mistake he made at 27 years old should ruin the rest of his life? Absolutely not. I don’t. I believe if he dedicates himself to getting better, then why not? Why not give him a second chance?

The other points that I could make have already been mentioned by Stephen.

Ray Rice will ALWAYS have this stain on him.  He will ALWAYS have to deal with this.  And even worse, they have a daughter they are going to have to explain this to. But is redemption impossible?  Is it out of the question? Or should we say “Nope. You did it so you shall suffer for the rest of your days?”  Again, on Janay’s part, I don’t think forgiveness = staying married to him. But, that’s her decision to make.

What Ray Rice did was disgusting.  And there is no doubt there were attempts to cover it up.  All I can say is that I hope he’s taking it seriously and can, one day, speak out against domestic violence and mentor and educate men about the underlying issues for being violent against women.

What say you? Do you agree? Disagree?

Ray Rice blames it on the alcohol.

No, literally.

TMZ reports:

Ray Rice says hard liquor was the fuel that triggered his elevator rage and he hasn’t touched the stuff in months … sources close to Rice tell TMZ Sports.

Rice told the Baltimore Ravens he and Janay Palmer had been drinking HEAVILY before the altercation. Rice is telling friends he becomes a different person when he boozes it up … so he’s changed his life.

But he hasn’t changed that much, because we’re told he still drinks wine … just not hard liquor.

Our sources say Ray and his wife have gotten deep into religion since the February incident — they were both baptized in March when they decided to become Born again Christians.

We’re also told they’ve also done religious mentoring with other couples … including NFL players and their wives.

As for Ray, he issued a statement Tuesday saying he’s trying to “work through this” — noting, “We have a lot of people praying for us.”

 

Okay.

Now if drinking is his problem and he’s getting help to address his issues, then AMEN.  Seriously.  Isn’t that the point? Buuuuuuut drinking is drinking is drinking. ya know? Sooooooo….

Looks like they are seeking God and are working to have a stronger relationship with Christ. And again, whatever they need to do to get help then do just that.  This is good news.  Rededicating their lives to Christ, mentoring, all of that is a step.

Personally, I still think some professional counseling is in order as well, but maybe they are going through that process and just haven’t said anything about it.  Which is fine seeing as though it’s their personal business.

Paul George weighs in on Ray Rice situation

And OH. MAN.

 

Welp.  There you have it, ladies and gentlemen.

So. If you’re Paul George’s mother/sister/cousin/friend and are in an abusive relationship, if YOU “ain’t trippin” then HE “ain’t trippin!”

Got it?

 {featured image via nba.com}

UPDATE:

Well. What do we have, here?

Oh.

Looks like he deleted some of his other tweets as well. SMH

New York Post is SO out of line for Ray Rice headline

Yeah. I’m not liking this at all.

Now look.  Yes, domestic violence is horrible, and he’s guilty and deserves to be punished. But this right here?  This is out of line.  And there’s no need to put Janay out there like that. ANYBODY who knows about domestic violence victims will be well aware that *this* isn’t going to help her leave him.  If anything, it’s going to make things worse. Honestly, her name shouldn’t be the one in big bold letters.

And this “thug?” Hmmm. I’m interested to know what their headline has been for *other* situations? Like, the whole Ben Roethlisberger rape thing? Yeah.

I’m aware that this is a tabloid or whatever, but this is just out of line.

One thing all of this is teaching us, is that there are some MUCH needed lessons on domestic violence, victims, and victim-blaming. Goodness.

What do you guys think?  Do you think it’s okay?