Janay Palmer, the wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has slammed media and critics via her Instagram account after her husband was given an indefinite ban by the NFL, following a video released by TMZ sports.
Palmer attacked the media and defended her husband by writing that the assault was taken out of context.
"THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don't you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you've succeeded on so many levels," she wrote.
"Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!"
The video that showed Rice hitting then fiancée Palmer in an elevator was released this week that led to public outrage and resulted in Rice's termination and suspension.
Rice was suspended for two games when he was accused of assault in February. However, he married Palmer a month after the attack in Atlantic City. Now the incident again came to light after the video was released by TMZ.
Palmer also seems to have put aside the domestic violence incident and is happy to spend her life with Rice.
"I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," she wrote in Instagram. "But to have to accept the fact that it's reality is a nightmare in itself.
"No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific [sic]."
"Hurt beyond words...,"
Baltimore Ravens also tweeted on Monday about the termination of the contract with Rice soon after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the earlier punishment had been upgraded to an indefinite suspension.
The #Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice's contract this afternoon.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 8, 2014
Meanwhile, boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. also backed Rice and believes the issue has been blown out of proportion.
"I think there's a lot worse things that go on in other people's households, also," Mayweather said. "It's just not caught on video, if that's safe to say," he said.