The press conference, tucked in right about the time America was headed home for its Memorial Day weekend, might have gone unnoticed had it not offended just about everybody watching. Rice apologized several times to several people, but most of what he said left the public and media shaking their heads.
First, he started with his apology. But even that went awry, as his owner, general manager and coach got the first mention and he referred to the incident as a "situation me and my wife were in":
"I just want to first off apologize to Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome and Coach Harbaugh ... everyone who was affected by this situation me and my wife were in."
At times, Rice sounded more like someone who just lost the Super Bowl rather than someone charged with assaulting his fiancee: