Janay Rice (pictured left), the wife of Baltimore Ravens player Ray (pictured), has broken her silence in an emotion-filled Instagram rant about the leak of a graphic video, depicting a heated altercation between she and her husband last February in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, according to The Baltimore Sun.
On the video, the pair can be seen arguing. Not too long after, Ray is seen punching his wife a couple of times. Janay then hits her head on the elevator handrail and is knocked out cold. Seemingly unfazed by the incident, the running back is seen dragging her body out of the elevator when they reached their intended floor, with Janay seen clearly laying face down with one shoe on her foot.
On Monday, the Ravens announced that they were terminating Ray’s contract, and a day later, Janay wrote the following on her Instragram account:
“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” Janay Rice wrote. “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 options 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 [off] 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!”