Friday, September 20, 2013
Ravens' Ray Rice isn't fined by the league
By Jamison Hensley
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was not fined by the NFL for his altercation Sunday with Cleveland Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor.
After the game, Taylor insinuated that Rice spit in his face, which led to the lineman slapping the side of Rice's helmet. A league spokesman said Rice wasn't fined because the video of the incident was inconclusive. Taylor also wasn't fined.
Rice, who is dealing with a hip injury, hasn't spoken to reporters since the incident. Ravens coach John Harbaugh defended his player a day after the game.
"I watched it," Harbaugh said, "I didn't see that on the tape."
Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton had a different opinion.
"All I know is what my player said to me, and I trust my players and we just moved on," Horton said. "That type of incident is one of the most degrading, humiliating things you can do to another football player. I just trust my player."
The Ravens play at Cleveland on Nov. 3.