NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (TheBlaze/AP) — Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb.
Ray Rice, right, and his wife Janay Rice attend the Ramapo versus New Rochelle high school football game at New Rochelle High School Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in New Rochelle, N.Y. The star running back was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Monday, Sept. 8, after video of him punching Janay was released. (Image source: AP/The Journal News, Carucha L. Meuse)
WABC-TV in New York reports that the recently released running back attended the game at New Rochelle High School with his wife, Janay Rice, and their daughter in New Rochelle.
Ray Rice, center right, stands on the sidelines with former coach Lou DiRienzo, center left, as he watches the Ramapo and New Rochelle high school football game at New Rochelle High School, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in New Rochelle, N.Y. (Image source: AP/Journal News, Carucha L. Meuse)
Rice was released by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Monday after video of him punching Janay was released. Previously, he had been suspended two games by the league and the Ravens organization had announced its support for him.
The case has put the NFL in an uncomfortable spotlight as it faces criticism for how it handles cases in which players are accused of domestic violence.
The schools superintendent for New Rochelle, Brian Osborne, said in a statement emailed on Thursday that "our community stands united in the belief that physical violence to settle differences cannot be condoned."
The high school also removed Rice's jersey from its wall of fame and took down a placard honoring him.
Here's a clip of Rice speaking to students at New Rochelle after his jersey was retired a few years back. One quote from Rice's address stands out: "If you want to live your dream, you've gotta do the right things...the other side about dreams, you make one or two bad decisions, and dreams become a total nightmare. And that's the honest truth."