Thursday May 26th, 2016

Ray Rice accepted an invitation from the Ravens to speak with Baltimore’s rookies after practice on Wednesday, the team announced Thursday

“Our 27 sessions to our rookies through our player engagement program review and teach life management and life lessons,” the team said in a statement. “Rice, who played for the Ravens from 2008-2014, delivered an important message that included his story, both the good and the bad. He clearly had the attention of our rookies.”

Rice was released by the Ravens after TMZ released a video of him striking his wife in a casino elevator and dragging her body out of the elevator. Though he won his appeal to be reinstated from an indefinite league suspension, Rice has not played in the NFL since the incident. 

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said last year that he believe Rice deserved a second chance. 

Criminal charges were dropped against Rice after he entered a pre-trial intervention program. 

Rice also spoke with football players at Western Michigan University on Tuesday. 

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