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Ray Rice Speaks to UGA Football Players About Domestic Violence

Rice hasn't played since September 2014 but is hoping to return to the NFL this season.

Ray Rice, a former Baltimore Ravens running back, payed a visit to Athens, Ga. to speak with the Georgia football team Monday night. 

“We’re trying to use every education piece we can with our players,” told Kirby Smart the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UGA football doesn't have a specific protocol for domestic violence within the program, but Smart cited university policy and following athletic department guidelines should an occasion arise. 

Rice hasn't played a down since September of 2014 after he was released from the Ravens following domestic violence allegations. Rice was seen beating his wife, then fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator in Atlantic City, Nj. So for Rice, the opportunity to speak to the next generation of NFL players about the dangers of domestic violence and his experiences as a successful college and professional athlete, is crucial. 

Rice is hoping to return to the NFL this season, and if he does, will donate all of his salary to organizations that benefit domestic violence victims, as he revealed to USA Today


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