Janay Rice Releases Statement On Instagram Regarding Husband’s Ban

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Janay Rice, wife of former Ravens running back Ray Rice, released a public statement on her Instagram account early Tuesday following her husband’s release from the Ravens and suspension from the NFL Monday.

Rice’s release and suspension was in response to the elevator camera footage that was released Monday by TMZ, showing Ray knocking out Janay in February.

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“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” Janay Rice wrote. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that hte media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific.

“THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”

Janay’s Instagram is reportedly set to private but the Baltimore Sun verified the aforementioned statement.

Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports.

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