ESPN’s Michelle Beadle Says Ray Rice Does Not Deserve Second Chance [AUDIO]
Running back Ray Rice was cut from the Ravens and missed the entire 2014 season after the TMZ video of him hitting his wife in an elevator emerged. As NFL teams have not yet welcomed Rice back, ESPN’s Michelle Beadle believes he shouldn’t be a part of the League again.
“I don’t think so,” Beadle told Armen and Levack, on 104.5 The Team. “I do think that second chances are a wonderful and beautiful thing, but I don’t know where we started to have the thoughts that playing football and getting paid millions of dollars is a right rather than a privilege.”
NFL players make up to millions and are exposed to fans around the world every single Sunday. Not many get that opportunity. Beadle believes that Rice’s chance to be at the top has worn out.
“I’m never saying these guys aren’t allowed at going to get a job, you can go out and get a job. But I don’t know why we have to give them another chance at such an amazing life. There are so many guys that would love to take his spot.”
Rice is 28 years old and averaged just over 3.1 yards in 2013, which is another reason why teams have not yet clamored for his services. Houston Texans owner Bob McNair this week said, “I don't see anybody else trying to sign him, so I think that's a pretty good indication of where he stands."
Armen and Levack can be heard on 104.5 The Team out of Albany, New York, weekdays from 3 to 7p ET.