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Video: Ray Rice Speaks Out

It’s been more than a year since former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on tape assaulting his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer.

Now, the pro athlete is speaking out about the incident and how it has affected his life.

During an exclusive interview with ESPN’s Outside the LinesRice acknowledged how wrong his actions were, and said he understood why people would not forgive him.

“I can understand some people probably never will forgive my actions,” Rice said. “But I think that every step that I took going forward right now—over time, I want to be able to rewrite the script, to tell my daughter that Daddy made the worst decision of his life, but this is what I did going forward.”

Rice, noting that the assault was “the worst decision [he’d] ever made in [his] life,” also personally addressed victims of domestic violence in the interview.

“To the survivors of domestic violence, I understand how real it is, and I don’t want to ever take that for granted because this is a real issue in our society. My video put the light out there…”

Watch the clip below.