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According to TMZ SPORTS, on Thursday, July 21, 2016, former NFL running back Ray Rice, pledged to donate his entire salary if signed by an NFL team for the upcoming 2016 football season. Rice spoke with “USA Today” to explain he planned to choose organizations focused on the prevention and education of domestic violence. This was after Rice suffered a domestic violence embarrassment involving a woman he was with inside a casino elevator.
At the same time, Rice argued he was not offering his salary as a way to get on the field but as a pledge of his desire to continue to play football at the professional level. Rice wants the opportunity to end his career on a positive note for his children, family, friends, and fans. If the seven-year veteran was signed for the upcoming season, he would be looking at a minimum salary of $885,000.
It can be viewed his career has been obfuscated and tarnished by scandal because Rice has not played since the 2013 season. In football years, that is considered a long time to be out of the game. As a Superbowl champion, it is clear Rice was an above par player, fans are interested in how this will unfold.
Written by Kristina Lasher
Edited by Jeanette Smith
TMZ SPORTS: RAY RICEI’D DONATE ENTIRE SALARY TO CHARITY… If NFL Team Signs Me
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