On Saturday, Ravens running back
was honored by his old high school, New Rochelle High School, which retired Rice’s former No. 5. According to The Daily Voice, Rice shed tears at his Ray Rice Day event in New Rochelle, N.Y., which was reportedly attended by hundreds of friends, family, fans and football campers.
"I dedicated this to my cousin Shaun [Myshaun Rice-Nichols] and everyone, my mother, family and coaches who helped me along the way," Rice said after he was presented with his retired jersey, according to The Daily Voice's Danny LoPriore. "They say it takes the whole village to raise a child and so many people helped me."
Rice's older cousin Myshaun, who was his role model as a child, was killed by a drunk driver in 1998.
Former Ravens linebacker
"Ray Rice is one of those people who really relates to young people on their level," said Scott, who played with Rice in Baltimore in 2008. "It's very important for young people to have role models who know where they come from, who they are and what they are experiencing. Ray has that special connection because the kids know he has lived the same life and been successful."