'He Needs To Be in Jail': 'Outnumbered' Takes on New Ray Rice Assault Video
Disturbing new video shows NFL star Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancé Janay Palmer inside an elevator at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in February.
TMZ Sports released the surveillance video showing the Baltimore Ravens running back and Palmer, who is now his wife, entering an elevator at the Revel Hotel and Casino.
Inside, Rice punches Palmer as she lunges toward him, appearing to knock her out cold.
Previously, TMZ had only released hotel surveillance video of Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out of the elevator.
NFL officials claim they only saw that first video when they handed out Rice’s controversially short two-game suspension.
On Outnumbered today, Andrea Tantaros said she isn’t buying that explanation for a second.
“I think the team saw it. I’m sure the NFL knew the extent of what happened. I’m sure there was a detailed police report … they chose to look the other way on this,” she said.
Guy Benson shared Tantaros’ skepticism, saying, “I’m thinking perhaps there were people deep within NFL headquarters praying that shoe would not drop, and now it has. It looks absolutely terrible.”
Benson said that Rice's emotionless reaction to Palmer lying on the floor suggests he could have done something similar before.
“He needs to be in jail, not some anger management class,” Tantaros said, referring to the fact that New Jersey authorities did not pursue a harsher penalty against the former Rutgers star.
Harris Faulkner took issue Palmer's apology for "the role she played," saying there’s no role she could play to deserve such an assault.
Faulkner said that apology sends a terrible message to other women who are the victims of domestic abuse.
"But [NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell has an opportunity here," Faulkner said. "He just set a new policy. He said six games on the first offense, zero tolerance after that. Step up, Mr. Goodell!"
She pointed out the NFL is not a court of law with a rule against double jeopardy, so Goodell can and should reevaluate Rice’s punishment.
Watch the clip above.
UPDATE: The Ravens announced the release of Ray Rice Monday afternoon.