Steelers MMQB: NFL Offseason News

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Nov 5, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Suspended NFL running back Ray Rice (right) with his attorney Peter Ginsberg arrive for his appeal hearing on his indefinite suspension from the NFL. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY

What We Learned This Week in the NFL Offseason:

  • Ray Rice apologizes to Ravens fans
  • Harbaugh says 49ers broke up with him
  • Peyton wants to lead Denver to another early exit in next year’s playoffs
  • If only it paid everyone that well to be as bad at their job as Goodell is at his
  • James Harrison has insane workouts
  • Steelers to play Vikings in HOF Game

The NFL offseason is fully underway and before the potential draft pick get all suited up in their spandex suits ready to jump and run for our own amusement the wheels of entertainment keep spinning in this league.

Rice setting up the PR campaign

Ray Rice decided, or probably it was his agent, that it was a good time to start working on that image of his before the free agency period begins next month. Rice was suspended last season by the NFL after video surfaces of him knocking his then-fiancé unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. He was eventually reinstated but was not picked up by a team.

On Friday morning Rice issued an apology to the city of Baltimore and to Ravens fans in a letter issued to the Baltimore Sun. Part of the letter included an apology and a pledge to make a positive difference.

"“To all the kids who looked up to me, I’m truly sorry for letting you down, but I hope it’s helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare. There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake that I made. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me, and I hope to make a positive difference in people’s lives by raising awareness of this issue.” – Ray Rice"

Let’s be clear here; a mistake is locking your keys in your car. A bad decision is wearing leather pants on a hot day. Knocking someone you claim to love unconscious during a fight is an act of violence and calling it anything otherwise is disgusting. Best of luck to Rice and his PR team in getting him another job.

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