Ray Rice is still working to repair hisreputation after the fallout ofpunching his then-fiancee in an elevator in 2014.
The former Ravens running back contributed tothe NFL's annual social responsibility presentation to players and staff, where he will discuss how his actions impacted his life.
"We shot a video that just highlights everything that I've been talking about decision-making, how things happened in my life, how things unfolded," Rice said, via ESPN.com. The guys get to hear it from me, how it unraveled."
It's the fourth yearthe NFL has put together a behavioral video, and this invitation is the first time Rice has worked with the NFL since he was suspended — then dismissed — from the Ravens. This year, the emphasis of the video will be on making healthy choices and "healthy masculinity," and will eventually be released to schools for students and athletes to watch.
"I've been building relationships with [the NFL front office], and it's a mutual thing," Rice said. "The NFL has a great platform, they reach a lot of people. It's part of our responsibility to reach out for not the on field opportunity but off field too."
The Rice incident caused the NFL tooverhaulits personal conduct policy after the public outcry over Rice's initial two-game suspension.
It caused the Ravens to eventually drop Rice to save face, and his reputation hasn't recovered.
"I think that the league now, when my situation happened we knew that the policy wasn't strong enough," Rice said. "The one thing I know the league is doing they're continuing to educate these players and the severity of this issue. You look at a guy like Joe Mixon, and I don't know him personally, but you'd hope before the draft anyone who has an opportunity to mentor him, make him understand the real issues."