The Ravens opted to release Rice after a new video emerged of him assaulting his wife, with the NFL increasing their initial suspension from two games to an indefinite ban.
"No-one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret everyday is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific," Janay Rice wrote on Instagram.
Baltimore reached their decision in a quick meeting which included coach John Harbaugh, although they insisted they had not seen the new footage until its release this week.