Ravens fans line up to exchange Ray Rice jerseys

Friday September 19th, 2014

Thousands of Ravens fans showed up to return their Ray Rice jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday in Baltimore.

In the wake of Rice's domestic violence scandal, the team is accepting all officially licensed jerseys that were purchased at an official team store or through the team's website. Fans can receive a new jersey of another Ravens player on a first-come, first-served basis.

• White House comments on NFL domestic abuse problem

The jersey exchange will continue through Saturday.

Rice was cut by the Ravens last week after a video surfaced showing Rice punching his then-fiancee, now-wife Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator earlier this year. Previously, the NFL had suspended Rice for two games, but the league suspended him indefinitely after the video was published by TMZ. 

The jersey exchange is similar to an exchange held by the New England Patriots after tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested on a murder charge last year.

• Roger Goodell to hold press conference Friday afternoon

The Minnesota Vikings say they have no plans to hold an Adrian Peterson jersey exchange after the running back was indicted for child injury. 

 Brendan Maloy

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.