When you see the video of Ray Rice hitting his wife Janay Palmer and knocking her unconscious, it becomes very difficult to understand why she has been so supportive of him throughout the entire ordeal. Palmer was reportedly part of the reason Roger Goodell only suspended Rice for two games initially, as she pleaded with the NFL commissioner for a light punishment. On Tuesday morning, Palmer went on the offensive against the media.
“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” she wrote on Instagram, as transcribed by Deadspin. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific.
“THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”
While many will admire the love that Palmer and Rice seem to have for one another, the way she has defended him almost makes you cringe. An argument is one thing. Heck, even if Rice shoved Palmer off of him to defend himself, the situation would be a bit different. The fact that he hit her and knocked her out and then dragged her out of the elevator like it was nothing is truly disturbing. Palmer shouldn’t be blaming the media for Rice losing his job.