Sadly, Ray Rice’s NFL career may be over. Over a year has past since Rice was involved in a domestic violence dispute involving his then fiance, Jenay Rice, which in turn lead to his NFL suspension and being cut by the Baltimore Ravens.
Rice was deemed eligible to return to the NFL in November, however has not received any interest from NFL teams on making a return.
What’s really crazy is that while most teams refuse to deal with the “possible” PR nightmare a Rice signing would bring, other players who recently have been involved in less than appealing situations are receiving interest.
The Vikings front office has publicly stated that they would love to see Adrian Peterson come back to the team after his child abuse case. The Buffalo Bills recently signed Richie Incognito, would was black balled by the Dolphins for a bullying scandal. Even ex-Panthers DE Greg Hardy, who was involved in a domestic violence dispute also, has even received interest this off-season.
So is Rice’s situation more detrimental to NFL teams than these other players? It seems that owners might feel that way.
Another thing that may hurt Rice is the abundant amount of free agents at the running back position. With the possibility that Demarco Murray, Justin Forsett, Frank Gore and C.J. Spiller could all be on the market, will the aging Rice (28-years old), be able to out shine them?
At the end of the day however, Rice will definitely pursue a NFL team this off-season, it will be up to the team to decide if he is worth the risk or not.
What do you think? Should a NFL team sign Rice?