Ray Rice's Wife Defends Him On Instagram

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Ray Rice’s wife, Janay, posted a statement to her Instagram account defending the disgraced Baltimore Ravens player who was fired after footage of him knocking her out in an elevator surfaced.

In the statement Janay accussed the media of hurting a man who "has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings."

Here's the post:

The graphic surveillance footage shows Rice punch Janay in the face in an elevator at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The NFL suspended Rice indefinitely on Monday.

The Ravens announced Tuesday morning that it will offer an exchange on Rice jerseys at stadium stores.

The Baltimore Ravens will offer an exchange for Ray Rice jerseys at stadium stores. Details to come.

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 9, 2014

Sources: Tampa Bay Times, CBS DC

Image Credit: Instagram, AP