Wake-up caw: More video of Ray Rice?

February, 21, 2014
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Police have a yet-to-be-released video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his fiancee unconscious before dragging her, a source told Robert Klemko of the MMQB.com.

Klemko added that a suspension is expected, although the NFL typically targets repeat offenders for such discipline. Rice has never been previously arrested in his six-year NFL career.

The news about the video isn't as much of a revelation as it seems. Atlantic City police had already acknowledged that the incident was caught on surveillance footage.

This was the police statement from earlier in the week: "After reviewing surveillance footage it appeared both parties were involved in a physical altercation. The complaint summons indicates that both [Rice] and [his fiancee Janay] Palmer struck each other with their hands. The responding officer signed a simple assault complaint against both Rice and Palmer."

In case you missed it, Rice's court appearance has been postponed. He was due in court Tuesday.

Here's the rest of your wake-up caw ...
  • The Ravens met with North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron on Thursday night at the NFL combine, The Baltimore Sun reported. Ebron has been linked heavily to the Ravens in mock drafts. "The possibility of playing for any team is a great one," Ebron said. "If I end up in Baltimore, then I end up in Baltimore."
  • Fullback Vonta Leach is tired of people on Twitter asking him about the running back that he has blocked for the past three seasons. "Anyone text or question me bout Ray situation will get block and reported as spam," he posted on his official Twitter account.
  • Rice donated to Maryland’s House of Ruth, which helps battered women, even visiting the children’s shelter there, according to WJZ-TV in Baltimore.
  • Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, who was the Ravens' offensive coordinator last season, praised Joe Flacco at the NFL combine even though the quarterback struggled last season. "I still think that he is a talented guy, which is proven," Caldwell said, according to the team's official website. "He’s got skills and ability. Not every year is going to be a perfect year. Also, guys can’t do it alone at that spot. I do think he made progress. Sometimes it’s tough for you to see."
  • The Baltimore Sun's Matt Vensel asks: Can the Ravens count on backup running back Bernard Pierce? "While Pierce was a major disappointment in 2013 -- he was not as big of a letdown as Rice, though -- it is too soon to say we saw the best of him during his rookie season, though it is a possibility," Vensel wrote.
  • Take the Ravens' personality quiz to see which member of the organization you most resemble. I'll let you guess who I got.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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