Rutgers Will Take Down All Photos, Highlight Videos of Ray Rice

Ray Rice played college football for Rutgers before joining the NFL, but now Rutgers is taking down all their photos and highlight videos of their former star, following his contract termination with the Ravens and suspension by the NFL.

The photos and videos of Rice are not being taken down, however, because of the video purporting to show him beating his now-wife Janay Palmer. Rather, Rutgers says they’re taking down their Rice material because he is no longer active in the NFL.

A spokesperson for the university said, “Ray’s picture appears throughout the stadium as part of a montage of Knights in the NFL as well. That is also updated weekly to reflect active players.”

That being said, Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann issued a statement on the video, which reads, “It was very disturbing to see the video this morning. As we go forward this serves to reinforce the ongoing need to educate and bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.”

[h/t Sporting News]
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