Report: Ray Rice hired as running backs coach at New Jersey high school

CARSON, CA - JANUARY 23:  Running back coach Ray Rice of the National Team looks on from the sideline during the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl between the American Team and the National Team at StubHub Center on January 23, 2016 in Carson, California. The National Team defeated the American Team 18-17.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice has been hired as the running backs at New Jersey high school football power Don Bosco Prep, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports

Don Bosco’s longtime coach, Greg Toal, retired in February and was replaced by former Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel. Rice and Teel played together for three seasons with the Scarlet Knights. 

Rice, 30, had attempted to return to the NFL following his much-publicized domestic violence case but never got as much as a workout with an NFL team. He said last month that he was still physically capable of playing in the NFL and that the reason he is no longer in the league “ain't because I'm a bad football player.”

Rice was indicted on one count of third-degree aggravated assault in March 2014 and had the charges dropped two months later after completing a pretrial intervention program. In September, TMZ posted security footage of Rice punching his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, in an Atlantic City elevator. He was released the same day the video emerged. 

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