September 21, 2014 6:45 pm -

More than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event at Baltimore’s home team officials said Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

According to team spokesman Kevin Byrne,the jerseys collected by the team will be given to companies that deal in scrap materials. After revelations that Ray Rice punched his then-fiancee out cold in an elevator, then dragged her unconscious body out, the spotlight is on the NFL over their mishandling of the incident.

Mixed feelings were expressed by those waiting in the long line.

[su_center_ad]5,595 new jerseys were handed out by the Ravens before running out by midday on Saturday. They then issued more than 2,400 vouchers for fans to pick up their jerseys once new shipments arrive in October.

Byrne said the Ravens spent “six figures” on the trade-in. He declined to disclose the exact amount which was spent.

“We anticipated over the two days getting about 5,000 people, so we got about 2,000 more,” Byrne said. “We just felt it was the right thing to do, and that’s why we did it.”

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13 responses to An Estimated 7,000 Fans Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys

  1. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker September 21st, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    The NFL denied facts about brain damage and concussions for decades and now are trying to come clean after they were caught red handed covering up rampant misogyny in their ranks.
    Football culture is disgusting and the NFL should lose it’s tax free status.
    It’s also pretty f’d up when the highest paid staff at the majority of colleges are coaches whilst the players get exploited for billions in profits.

    • tiredoftea September 21st, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      The NFL is not coming clean about the concussion issue. They are trying to stiff the players after agreeing to settle the suit. These guys are more despicable than the tobacco lobby!

      • M D Reese September 21st, 2014 at 10:28 pm

        They’ve also not allowed them to use cannabis, which has been proven to help heal the harm from concussions.

        • tiredoftea September 21st, 2014 at 11:05 pm

          Well, Duh! Why use weed when they have more powerful drugs delivered by the locker room attendants!

          • M D Reese September 22nd, 2014 at 7:31 pm

            More powerful–and dangerous. My ex-brother got fucked up by pain killers–among other things.

          • tiredoftea September 22nd, 2014 at 11:21 pm

            Sorry to hear that.

          • M D Reese September 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm

            He’s also a sociopath. I live 1/2 mile from him and I hope that I never see him again. With him, he was a sociopath before the drugs–they just made it worse. He just got out of jail for doing 8 months for being a jackass.

      • Skydog2 September 22nd, 2014 at 12:43 am

        I feel so sorry for the rich players who are idolized by their fans.

    • M D Reese September 21st, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Not to mention how they treat their cheerleaders. Really disgusting. No wonder the players seem to think that women are just on the planet for their pleasure.

  2. fancypants September 21st, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I don’t recall this happening when [ new england patriots] Aaron hernandez was jailed (awaiting trial ) for possibly 2 murders ?

    I guess the teams get to pick what is worse in society

    • rg9rts September 22nd, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Or the best of college football

  3. juicyfruityyy September 22nd, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Don’t sound like Rice has too much of a future left. I sure would make sure the NFL goes down with me.

  4. rg9rts September 22nd, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Popular guy isn’t he