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One year after Ray Rice incident, impacts abound for Ravens, NFL, domestic-violence activists

One year after Ray Rice incident, impacts abound for Ravens, NFL, domestic-violence activists

When Ray Rice left Baltimore one year ago this weekend for an outing with his then-fiancee, he could never have fathomed the seismic impact he was to set off with his actions. With a punch to Janay Palmer's face in an Atlantic City casino elevator, the former Ravens running back put himself in legal peril and decimated his carefully constructed reputation as a model citizen-athlete. But that was only the beginning of a saga that unfolded over the better part of the past 12 months. The Ravens and the NFL would see their own reputations threatened by sluggish, tone-deaf responses to Rice's assault. Commissioner Roger Goodell, especially, would face widespread derision, with...

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