By Matt Hammond

We’d heard from nearly every figure in the Ray Rice domestic abuse case, except the most important one.

The victim.

This morning, Janay Palmer Rice released a statement to her Instagram account.

Palmer Statement

Ray Rice yesterday was released from his contract with the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Rightly so on both counts.

But whatever your feelings on Rice, the situation or this statement in particular, do remember, Janay Palmer Rice is the victim here.

Her perspective, however complicated and jarring and heart-wrenching it may be, needs to be heard and respected — even if you ultimately disagree with it.

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