Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice

Ray Rice won’t get another chance with the Baltimore Ravens. In fact there’s no guarantee that he will get a chance playing for the NFL at all. The Ravens announced the termination of Rice’s contract Monday afternoon, hours after posted a video of an altercation between the running back and his then fiancée at an Atlantic City hotel in February. The video showed Rice punching Janay Palmer, who is now his wife. TMZ originally posted a video showing Rice dragging Palmer’s unconscious body out of an elevator. A video of the entire altercation was posted later.

For months the Ravens stood by Rice and supported him, who entered a paternal intervention program that will dismiss the third-degree aggravated assault charge upon completion.

Roger Goodell’s letter to NFL owners Aug. 28 announced new, standardized penalties for domestic violence and sexual assault by any league professional: a six game suspension for a first offense and an indefinite suspension of at least one year for a second offense.

Initially, Rice and Palmer were both charged with simple assault after the Feb. 15 incident. The Atlantic County prosecutor’s office later dropped the charges against Palmer. In March, Rice was indicted by a grant jury on the more serious charge of third degree assault. The charge carried a potential sentence of three to five years in prison. Despite the incident, Rice and Palmer were married on Mar. 28.