Now that Ray Rice has been reinstated by former U.S. Judge Barbara S. Jones, the Rice’s as a couple will address everything in a two-part interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show.
The segments will air next week, Monday and Tuesday on December 1-2.
NBC: "The [Ray and Janay Rice] interview will air in two parts on NBC’s Today, Monday and Tuesday, December 1 and 2.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) November 28, 2014
NBC just sent out this press release on the exclusive sit down.
For the first time since former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for assault, he and his wife, Janay, are speaking out — joining Matt Lauer for exclusive interviews airing Monday and Tuesday on TODAY.
After being knocked unconscious, Janay says her first reaction was to be “done” with the relationship.
“I was furious,’’ Janay told Lauer. “We came home and we didn’t talk the entire ride. He tried to talk to me. I didn’t want to hear any of it. I just knew he hit me, and I was done. I just didn’t even want to entertain it. Any explanation.”
But Janay and Rice stayed together, getting married on March 28, just over a month after he was arrested and charged with third-degree aggravated assault for the attack.
“Of course in the back of my mind and in my heart I knew that our relationship wouldn’t be over because I know that this isn’t us and it’s not him,’’ Janay said of the elevator incident.
On Friday, Rice successfully appealed the indefinite suspension handed down by the NFL in September following the release of surveillance video in which he was seen assaulting his then-fiancee. Rice had been requesting reinstatement to the league ever since his contract was terminated by the Ravens on Sept. 8. He is now eligible to sign with any NFL team.