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Video Captures Brutal Punch NFL Running Back Unleashed on His Fiancee in an Elevator

"Subject to enhanced discipline."

Image source: TMZ

Update: The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice's contract after this new video emerged.

Six months after NFL running back Ray Rice was accused of hitting his then-fiancee in a casino elevator, video of this assault has been released.

At the time, there was only footage of the Baltimore Ravens player dragging Janay Palmer unconscious from the Atlantic City, New Jersey, elevator. The NFL issued Rice a two-game suspension for the incident.

With Rice now one game into this suspension, the celebrity gossip website TMZ released a new video that purports to show the assault from inside the elevator.

Image source: TMZ Image source: TMZ

Watch the footage:

The February 15 footage from the Revel Hotel and Casino shows Palmer hit Rice before they got into the elevator. Once inside, Rice hit Palmer and she fought back until he struck her again, knocking her from her feet and causing her to hit her head on a railing. According to TMZ, an employee of the hotel said the NFL saw this elevator footage before it issued Rice a two-game suspension.

The NFL was criticized for its punishment in this attack and, as a result, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.

Janay Rice, back left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Ray Rice spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his fiance, now his wife, at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J.  (AP/Patrick Semansky) Janay Rice, back left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Ray Rice spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his fiance, now his wife, at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP/Patrick Semansky)

"My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values," Goodell wrote in a letter and memo sent to all 32 NFL teams. "I didn't get it right. Simply put, we have to do better. And we will."

Goodell told teams to distribute his memo to all players on their rosters and to post it in locker rooms. It reads in part: "Domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong. They are illegal. They are never acceptable and have no place in the NFL under any circumstances."

The memo says that violations of the league's personal conduct policy "regarding assault, battery, domestic violence and sexual assault that involve physical force will be subject to enhanced discipline." 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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