NEW YORK (AP) — Nike is severing its business ties to Ray Rice a day after he was let go by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the release of a video showing him striking his then-fiancee in February.
Nike Inc. confirmed via email Tuesday that Rice is no longer among the athletes it is working with.
On Monday TMZ Sports released a grainy video showing Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. Each hits the other before Rice knocks Palmer off her feet and into a railing. Months ago, a TMZ video showed Rice dragging Palmer, now his wife, from the elevator at the Revel casino.
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The Baltimore Ravens also said on Twitter Tuesday that they’re planning to offer an exchange for Rice jerseys.