Yesterday, I said Ray Rice was a terrible person. I may have jumped the gun.
Media is a silly thing. It’s so easy to get wrapped up and absorb all these opinions of other people & rapidly claim them as our own. I’m guilty. I’ve had a chance to talk to multiple people about it today, I’ve listened to some pod-casts – I’ve heard more than a handful of opinions.
He might be a terrible person…but, he might not. I don’t know & I’d be willing to bet you don’t know either. Janay Rice knows, Ray Rice knows, close friends, his family probably knows, her family may have their educated opinion…
Me & You…Not so much.
I spoke to a guy today whose ex-girlfriend punched him in the face more than once, on a separate occasion she threw a large soda at his face while he was driving. Once, she scratched his face…not how you’re thinking – I’m talking full blown start at the top of the both cheekbones & leave marks alllllll the way down. I know this guy, very well & that bitch was crazy.
(No…I am not saying Janay Rice is crazy – I have no idea…that’s my whole point.)
Why does any of that matter or change my opinion about Ray Rice?
I’d be willing to bet that at some point, this guy I know would have reached a breaking point. There would have come a day, if they stayed together… that he’d lose his marbles and there’d be potential of something awful like that happening. If he lost his marbles & punched that girl in the face… I wouldn’t think he’s a monster. Since I know him, it wouldn’t define his character.
We don’t know what kind of relationship Janay Rice & Ray Rice have. They grew up together. She enrolled in Towson University in Maryland to be with Him after he was drafted into the NFL. They obviously have history…I’m sure some good, some bad, some great…some ugly…some nasty (obviously)… BUT WE DON’T KNOW.
What we witnessed – was terrible, inexcusable & disgusting.
I just think a lot of people, myself included may have been out of place by saying that Ray Rice is a monster.
Nobody knows… who’s to say this incident wouldn’t have been one of their deep dark secrets – and it happened to get caught on camera?
No, that doesn’t make it okay…I’m just sayin’.