As news reports have it, Ray Rice beating his wife unconscious and dragging her off the elevator where the altercation took place,was caught on camera but now, among his other quotes delivered at a stream of press conferences, he says he has concern for what he will tell his daughter about hitting her mother.
At the time of the punch, the wife was his fiancee. Not that this classification changes the meaning of domestic violence.
Rice, star running back for the NFL Baltimore Ravens, weighs in at 212 pounds and stands at 5’ 8” and is accustomed to a good amount of violence on the football field with 300-pound mega-men on the hunt.
He’s vicious and so is the sport he excels in.
But this camera-coded interview appeal to us parents regarding concern for his baby girl Rayven (yup, named after his team – well, former team) is a sham.
His kid is but 2 1/2 years old and right now isn’t too much ready for such a conversation.
Camera talk! A devoted father most concerned with what he presents to his child?
Sounds good since all parents should realize our kids watch our every move.
My trouble with this bit of talking to the cameras is I don’t believe the elevator abuse is the only abusive treatment the woman he married has received.
Counseling, which he has received, may be working for him – but my guess is, only to a degree. I do suspect his counseling sessions will program him for the big conversation with Rayven when she reaches the appropriate age.
This further leads my suspicious character to truly believe the child-related concern Rice voiced in an interview is nothing more than a public relations ploy.
That’s my two cents, what’s yours? Rice and Rayven