Really now. People are applauding Rice, who is the subject of national anger for his offseason behavior which included smacking his fiancée' now wife unconscious then dragging her helpless body out of an elevator. Upon receiving the applause, Rice had these comments to share reported by the Baltimore Sun (via NFL.com).
Ray Rice reacts to standing ovation in preseason opener http://t.co/v0eDl6QMN0— Post Sports (@PostSports) August 8, 2014
It means the world to me. You know what, everything that I've been through, I don't take anything for granted any more, especially going out there and playing in front of our fans.I would have to hope that the applause and appreciation of Rice falls within an extreme minority, as this is an awful and distasteful situation that really deserves no praise. People's opinions obviously are extremely harsh and negative towards Rice.
If you were one of the fans giving a standing ovation to Ray rice go jump off a cliff.— Sdubz (@scott_tizzle) August 8, 2014
Ray Rice got a standing ovation from Ravens fans tonight. Why? Because Ravens fans are absolute trash.— Dawg Pound Nation (@DawgPoundNews) August 8, 2014
Ravens fans give Ray Rice a standing ovation like he is Lou Gehrig. One of the most embarrassing things I have ever seen. Disgrace.— Johnny Crash (@JohnnyCrashMLB) August 8, 2014