Seth Rogen: "Ray Rice is a piece of garbage"

The actor condemns the athlete and the NFL for failing domestic violence victim Janay Palmer

Published September 8, 2014 2:32PM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

If you have watched the newly released, horrific video of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his now-wife Janay Palmer and don't know what to do with the anger and hurt and betrayal you feel toward the NFL for how they mishandled the assault case, then you might find some solace knowing that there are other people, including celebrities, who are just as outraged as you are. On Monday morning, actor Seth Rogen put in words what so many people are feeling right now:

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The footage, from Feb. 15, shows what happened in an Atlantic City casino elevator in the moments before Rice dragged an unconscious Palmer out of an elevator, previously unseen by the public and, according to TMZ, by the NFL.

Months ago, an investigation into the incident by the NFL led to a puny two-game ban for Rice. And, shockingly, a Ravens-backed apology from Palmer for her so-called role in the incident:

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In August, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that the NFL "didn't get it right," and Rice's case prompted him to call for a six-game suspension for the first offense domestic violence and sexual assault offense, and a lifetime ban from the NFL for the second. But Rogen, as well as many who watched the video, and even those who didn't, still want justice for Palmer.

By Prachi Gupta

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