Ray Rice broke his silence a day after his contract was terminated by the Baltimore Ravens.
"I have to be strong for my wife," Rice told ESPN's Josina Anderson during a phone interview. "She is so strong. We are in good spirits. We have a lot of people praying for us and we'll continue to support each other. I have to be there for (Janay) and my family right now and work through this."
Rice then handed the phone to his wife, who added, "I love my husband. I support him...I want people to respect our privacy in this family matter."
On Tuesday morning, Janay Rice also took to Instagram in support of her husband.