Rush Limbaugh on Ray Rice domestic abuse: 'How bad could it have been?'

Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Rush Limbaugh is the latest media personality to weigh in with his thoughts on the Ray Rice domestic violence case. 

Speaking on his nationally syndicated radio program Tuesday, Limbaugh expressed that incident could not have been too serious, because Rice and Janay Palmer were married after video surfaced of Rice dragging Palmer's seemingly unconscious body from an elevator.

More: ESPN pulls Stephen A. Smith from air after Rice-related comments

"Well, how bad could it have been if she said yes to the proposal?" Limbaugh said. "How bad could the guy be if she went ahead and married him?"

More: The Ray Rice Fallout​ | NFL exec struggles to defend Rice's two-game suspension​

Limbaugh later suggested that perhaps Palmer went through with the marriage because of everything that accompanies being married to an NFL player. "NFL, big bucks, fame, maybe worth a hit to the jaw," Limbaugh said. 

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith sparked controversy last week with his comments about domestic violence.

- Dan Gartland

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