Ravens’ Rice calls altercation “biggest mistake”

 
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, making his first public comments since being banned for two NFL games for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee, called it “the biggest mistake of my life”. Rice and Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, had an altercation in an Atlantic City casino elevator and security video posted online by TMZ.com showed Rice lifting a motionless Palmer out of the elevator and onto the floor. Rice apologized to his wife and all women who have been affected by domestic violence. Rice was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault.
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American Johnson takes leave for ‘personal challenges’

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(Reuters) – Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for “personal challenges,” the big-hitting American said on Thursday. “I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced,” Johnson, an eight-times winner on the PGA Tour who is ranked 16th in the world, said in a statement issued by his management company. “By committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation, I am confident that I will be better equipped to fulfill my potential and become a consistent champion.” Johnson, 30, considered one of the top players in the game, stands fourth in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup points list and fifth in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings. The PGA Tour, in a statement, said: “We have nothing to add to Dustin’s statement, but we wish him well and look forward to his return to the PGA tour in the future.” (Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto;
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