There is an extended version of the video that most people are aware of, but not many people has seen. TMZ released the last portion of the video which shows Rice and Janay arguing before getting into the elevator and then the KO punch. As part of Rice’s appeal, he will attempt to bring to light the full version of events that led up to that according to ESPN.
One of the chief arguments that Ray Rice will make in the appeal of his indefinite suspension is that the NFL extended his punishment on the basis of an edited videotape, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Legal sources told Schefter that the TMZ tape of Rice hitting his then-fiancee was a cleaned-up, whittled down and condensed version of the events that took place in the Atlantic City casino elevator.
Rice’s side is expected to argue that the NFL suspended the former Baltimore Ravens running back indefinitely off an edited videotape that was not the extended version.
Whatever the extended version shows it won’t exonerate Rice from KOing his wife, but in the interest of fairness, I do believe we need to see the entire thing.
You can watch the edited version below.