“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend. But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself," Janay Rice writes in an Instagram post, a screengrab of which was posted by Buzzfeed. "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”
While Janay Rice's account is private, several news outlets — including ESPN, Fox Sports and The Baltimore Sun, have reported that the statement came from her, with The Sun adding that it verified that the message is from Janay and was intended to be released publicly.
Shocking video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee surfaced on Monday, with the Ravens quickly cutting the controversial running back and the NFL suspending him indefinitely.
Sidebar: Clearly she is still caught up in a cycle of domestic violence thinking. The nightmare is what he did. And the way he hit her doesn't seem like it was his first time. He did this to himself and you. So sad. TMZ needs to work for the NFL to make them take more responsibility for the athletes who have domestic violence charges. Ray is not the only one.