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Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice apologizes for incident

On Friday, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, addressed the media for the first time since the couple was arrested on simple assault charges in February.

"One thing is that we've been blessed to work it out together," Rice said, apologizing to the Ravens' organization and fans. "Not every relationship is perfect, but me and Janay together, what counseling has done for us, we want the world to see it definitely did help us out."

Rice was able to avoid prosecution on assault charges after being accepted into a pre-trial intervention program. The NFL has yet to weigh in on any potential discipline under the conduct policy.

"I'm still the same guy, you know," Rice said. "As me and Janay wish we can take back 30 seconds of our life, we are better parents, better lovers and we're also better friends after this situation."

Rice did not take any questions from the media. The 27-year-old running back said he plans to grow from the incident.

"One thing I will say is that sometimes in life, we will fail, but I won't call myself a failure," he said. "Failure is not getting knocked down, it's not getting up. ... One thing I do know is that I've been working every day to be a better father, a better husband and just a better role model."

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