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Friday, July 25, 2014
Twitter reaction to Ray Rice suspension

By Jamison Hensley

The two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice created a negative backlash on Twitter from former players and the national media:

Listen I'm a RR fan and that's my dude but as I said when it happen, I will never condone DAbuse! Good guys sometimes make bad decisions

— Derrick Mason (@deemason85) July 24, 2014

The message to my wife & 3 daughters today? The business that's been such a big part of our life, really doesn't give a f**k about you.

— Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) July 24, 2014

Tonight: How sports sexism lets the NFL get away with suspending a wife-beater for two games when an on-field stomp gets you five #RayRice

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 25, 2014

Interested to see how @nflcommish justifies the Ray Rice suspension. Often accused of being overly harsh, he now faces opposite criticism

— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) July 24, 2014

RT @boondagger: People need you say something about this Ray Rice BS ... Complicated story. I would have given him 4 games. I understand 2.

— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 24, 2014

It's a good thing Ray Rice didn't hit his fiancÚ with the crown of his helmet. #NFL decision is stunning/disappointing.

— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) July 24, 2014

I get that there was no prior history of such behavior, but two games for Ray Rice is very light, considering punishments for other things.

— Judy Battista (@judybattista) July 24, 2014

NFL not usually tone deaf, but 2 game suspension for Ray Rice defies logic and explanation. Sends wrong message in all capitals.

— Don Banks (@DonBanks) July 24, 2014