It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the Ravens’ three-game losing streak that you lose perspective of what real pain feels like.
That’s what families in Newtown, Conn., are going through right now.
And that’s what running back
Rice was not happy with some of the tweets he was getting after the game, and I don’t blame him for his response:
Life is real people after the game was over today all I could think about was the families and victims in Newtown Connecticut.— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) December 17, 2012
People had the nerve to tweet me about fantasy football when the people and families of Newtown CT are the ones who need us all Right Now— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) December 17, 2012
So if you feel like tweeting me about a loss or how I let you down in fantasy just unfollow me. My prayers and thoughts are with Newtown CT— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) December 17, 2012
Rice is one of just a few players who have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts on the tragedy.
“We must wake up, the time is now evil is now attacking our kids. Lord please show us another way, why so much silence when so much pain exists everyday. We must come together, lets not let this be just another Tragedy. The only way to do it is together, if it takes a village to raise 1 child then it's gonna take everything we have to save our children. Lets start having real conversation to make our world a better place. Lord my Prayer today is please help thru this Storm. Me and my family will be Praying for the entire Sandy Hook Elementary School, you're not alone.”
A number of other players also expressed their emotions about the shootings on Friday.
Come home from practice and the first thing I see is a shooting at an ELEMENTARY school...what is our world coming to #smh that's sad— Kelechi K Osemele (@KOsevendeuce) December 14, 2012
Man what's wrong w the world ...I don't understand how u can take someone else's life .. But prayers up to all involved—
Tandon Doss(@Tandondoss) December 14, 2012
Crazy world..stop the violence!!—
Jameel McClain(@JameelMcClain) December 14, 2012
Our world is crazy..Prayers up for those effected by the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting—
Torrey Smith(@TorreySmithWR) December 14, 2012
Tragedy happens by the minute in this world. Embrace life and your loved ones for nothing is guaranteed.—
Brendon Ayanbadejo(@brendon310) December 15, 2012