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Ravens release a statement aimed at rebutting ESPN Ray Rice report
Ravens release a statement aimed at rebutting ESPN Ray Rice report

In advance of a news conference featuring Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti regarding the Ray Rice scandal, the team released a lengthy statement aimed at rebutting an ESPN.com story published Friday. The ESPN story, citing 20 unnamed sources close to Rice and/or the Ravens, said club officials almost immediately knew about the contents of a video showing running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. The report said the contents of the video from the February incident were described to the Ravens' head of security, and that team officials lobbied NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to give Rice no more than a two-game suspension, which was the initial...

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