Baltimore Ravens fire Ray Rice, and NFL suspends him

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Playing like a Raven doesn’t include being a cowardly bully.

Whether professional athletes like it or not, they’re major role models to thousands of youngsters, not to mention local heroes to their hometown and national icons to their fans. How they lead their lives on and off the field matters, especially in the modern age of social media and instant internet information.

So, when Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught physically bullying his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City hotel back in February, there had to be consequences.

Now, the Ravens announced that they’ve terminated his contract, and the NFL has suspended him indefinitely. Let that send a message to any professional athlete, and any man for that matter, that it is never okay to lay a hand on a woman like that.

Images courtesy of Baltimore Ravens Facebook.