By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — A Fox News commentator has blasted the “anti-testicular police” for destroying the football career of wife-beater Ray Rice.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois; 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
“I think it’s interesting that the anti-testicular police are coming out and just taking this guy’s balls and ripping them off and not paying attention to the fact that there is a family here,” Tamara Holder said on the Sean Hannity show on Wednesday night.
As an attorney, Holder is so into hyperbole. So, here goes …
Ray Rice, who until Monday was playing football for the Baltimore Ravens, nearly ripped the head off his wife (then fiancée), Janay, with a chopping left uppercut in an elevator. He was then booted from the NFL, and likely to never play again.
Holder argued that Rice has a family to provide for and now is without his multi-million income from the NFL and “will lose his house,” without providing any basis for that.READ MORE: Chicago Park District Hosts Polar Adventure Days At Northerly Island
On Twitter, Holder dismissed her critics, reiterating, as she said on the show, that she is not defending Rice’s actions. On the broadcast, she said the Janay Rice “played a role in this” and that decisions on this case should have been made behind closed doors. (There were a lot of decisions, and bad ones, made behind closed doors. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has acknowledged that he “didn’t get it right.”)
Earlier this week, Janay Rice, also issued a statement via Instagram, blaming the media coverage.
“To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific,” she wrote.
“THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”
Incidentally, Rice earned nearly $11 million in 2012 and 2013 playing running back for the Ravens. Rice also had endorsement deals, including one with athletic apparel giant Nike, which was also terminated this week.MORE NEWS: Northwestern Medicine Study Gives Clues About How Long COVID-19 Symptoms Can Linger
Before joining Fox as a contributor Holder was also a criminal defense and civil rights attorney in Chicago, according to her Fox News bio.