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Updated: Ravens terminate Ray Rice's contract, NFL suspends him indefinitely

Writing for the NFL's league-owned media outlet, Gregg Rosenthal reports, "since Rice's suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced sweeping changes to the personal conduct policy concerning domestic violence cases."

By Matt Bradwell

BALTIMORE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Ravens confirmed via Twitter that they has terminated the contract of three-time Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice and the NFL has suspended him indefinitely.

The move comes after video of Rice repeatedly punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino was obtained by TMZ. Rice served half of a two game suspension for the February incident.

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Contrary to reports from TMZ that casino employees showed full footage of the incident to NFL officials, the League said in a formal statement it had not seen the video until Monday.

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"We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator. That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today."

Since TMZ leaked the full footage Monday, both current and former NFL players have publicly condemned Rice's actions and anyone who further enables the former feature back's career.

Goodell and the Ravens faced a wave of criticism for Rice's lenient punishment, frustrations that were not immediately forgotten in the aftermath of Rice's indefinite suspension.

Writing for the NFL's league-owned media outlet, Gregg Rosenthal reports, "since Rice's suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced sweeping changes to the personal conduct policy concerning domestic violence cases."

"Violations regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force 'will be subject to a suspension without pay of six games for a first offense.' A second offense will result in banishment from the NFL for at least one year."

Update: Rice has been cut by the Ravens and suspended from the NFL indefinitely.

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