via NY Times
The Baltimore Ravens terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract Monday after a new, graphic video emerged of him punching his former fiancée, who is now his wife, in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City in February. The video raises fresh questions about N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the situation. In July, the N.F.L. suspended Rice for the first two games of this season.
The team, which had not previously disciplined Rice in any public way, made the announcement on its Twitter account Monday afternoon.
TMZ published the video Monday on its website. It showed Rice and his fiancée in the elevator, where Rice punched her. He then dragged her unconscious body from the elevator.