For those who are somehow unfamiliar with the situation, three-time National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl running back selection, Ray Rice, was suspended indefinitely after graphic security camera footage emerged of him violently assaulting his then-fiance (and now-wife), Janay Palmer.
This after his team, Baltimore Ravens, released Rice from a contract worth $10 million.
Rice, 5'8," isn't the most imposing professional athlete; however, two blows in close quarters from a physically-fit specimen was all it took to turn out Palmer's lights. It's an ugly, despicable act, one that has caught the attention of just about anyone and everyone, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey.
"Rowdy" explained to ExtraTV on the red carpet for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 premiere party that she "couldn't believe" her eyes when she saw the video and offered a message to other women who might find themselves in vulnerable, abusive domestic situations.
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"You need to respect yourself and see what you are worth … really know what you are worth. Unfortunately, I think a lot of women undersell themselves and don’t know how much they really deserve. I know for a fact that [Palmer] deserves more than she believes."
It's safe to assume that things would have been wildy different had Rousey been locked in that box with Rice, who right now is "just holding strong for my wife and kid that's all I can do right now," according to CNN.com.
Meanwhile, in addition to his employment woes, major sponsors such as Nike, among others, have severed ties with the Rutgers University alum.