Nov 5, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Suspended NFL running back Ray Rice (right) with his attorney Peter Ginsberg arrive for his appeal hearing on his indefinite suspension from the NFL. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY
Ray Rice has won his indefinite suspension by the NFL and is now a free agent and is allowed to sign with any team. The Denver Broncos should think twice before even considering the idea of bringing him to the Mile High City.
With the Broncos thin at the running back position, there are ideas floating around that the Broncos should bring in the ex-Ravens running back, but I do not see why the Broncos should even consider bringing in Ray Rice. While he has proven that he can be a solid running back, he would cause too much of a negative distraction for the team. This was the player that is the prime example behind the new rules regarding domestic abuse in the NFL. The man who knocked out his wife unconscious is the last thing the Broncos need. I am sure John Elway will be smart about it and not even entertain the idea of allowing Ray Rice to wear the orange and blue of the Broncos.
Even if they wanted to look past that, I think the Broncos have an emerging star in C.J. Anderson. Juwan Thompson has shown flashes of skill in his time on the roster and Kapri Bibbs (who was signed back to the practice squad) has a lot of potential. With so much depth at the running back position, why would the Broncos risk it to bring in a player who would cause so much distraction for the team.
It would disgust me beyond all ends if Ray Rice ended up playing for the Broncos. Domestic abuse is something that I never would tolerate no matter who you are. Ray Rice did say that he is moving past the incident and ready for what the future holds, but I would not want the next step in his life as a Denver Bronco. There is no changing the past and what he did that night was beyond sickening.
With a good set of running backs for the Broncos already and his what Ray Rice did in the past, I think it would be the best decision for the Broncos to not even consider giving the man a job in Denver. The team will be just fine without him.