Disturbing video of what appears to be Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator has been obtained by TMZ.
Hours later, the Ravens tweeted they had terminated Rice’s contract.
The video is the first look into what happened in the elevator.
Previously, only video of Rice carrying his fiance’s limp body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. had been released.
But the video from TMZ shows Rice and Janay Palmer enter the elevator and Rice viciously punch her.
She goes down to the floor and is out. According to TMZ, Palmer hit a handrail in the elevator before hitting the floor.
Rice was suspended for two NFL games, but league commissioner Roger Goodell says the league“didn’t get it right” when it handed down Rice’s punishment in July.
Rice faced a felony aggravated assault charge in the case, but he accepted a pretrial intervention program that allowed him to avoid jail time and could lead to the charge being wiped from his record.
Rice and Palmer were married in March, just a month after the elevator incident.