Christie: Ray Rice assault of wife ‘unacceptable’
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says former Baltimore Raven's running back Ray Rice showed "an incomprehensible level of violence" toward his fiancee during an assault in an Atlantic City casino elevator.
The Ravens cut the former Rutgers University star on Monday after TMZ released video of the assault that occurred inside an elevator at the now-closed Revel casino in February.
Christie, speaking Monday at a news conference in Atlantic City, was asked about the video and Rice's release from the team.
The former federal prosecutor said Rice displayed "an incomprehensible level of violence" toward Janay Palmer, who was Rice's fiancee at the time and is now his wife.
Christie termed Rice's actions "completely unacceptable."
"He obviously has a lot of work to do to control his anger and his temper before he's allowed to go back out on the football field," Christie said. "I'm glad the Ravens made the move that they did."
Christie also said he hopes the NFL did not see the explicit video before it surfaced. The league denies viewing the video before Monday.
Townsquare Media Reporter Dino Flammia contributed to this report