Steelers cornerback William Gay wants to help former Ravens running back Ray Rice, via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“It was very disturbing,” said Gay, who said he was 7 when his mother was killed by his stepfather.
Gay said that “he did not care what punishment the NFL or the Ravens might issue, he was more concerned about helping Rice.”
“I’m going to reach out [to Rice]. I love trying to prevent domestic violence. I’m going to reach out in any type of way just to give him a talk and let him know on my end, how it hurt me, how it changed my life.”
Gay was raised by his grandmother after his mother was killed. This is his eighth season in the NFL, seventh with the Steelers, who drafted him in the fifth round from Louisville in 2007. He grew up in Tallahassee, Fla.
He has worked for and supported the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and spoke to them about his experiences.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette