Ravens Coach Faces Tough Questions from the Press About Ray Rice Video

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh faced some tough questions from reporters at a press conference Monday night, including several asking how no one could have known about the video of Ray Rice beating his wife until today. And for most of the questions, Harbaugh deflected and said, “I don’t want to get into that.”

He acknowledged that, obviously, the video “changed things,” but he stood by what he’s previously said about Rice’s character. Harbaugh sent his best wishes to Rice and his wife and said, “My pain is for both of them as a couple, my hope is they can make it work.”

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But aside from that, all the questions were about who knew what and when. He said that he’s “absolutely” satisfied with the level of diligence on the Ravens’ part and insisted they hadn’t seen the video before today.

But one of the reporters made the following point: they knew what had happened that night, which is why Rice got the two-game suspension in the first place, and so exactly what did the video change that an accounting of what happened that night didn’t. Harbaugh declined to comment on that.

Watch the video below, via ESPN:

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