posted at 17:50
Author Name: Julie Bort
Mark Cuban Has Some Great Advice For Ray Rice And The NFL
Despite the appalling video showing Ray Rice punching out his soon-to-be wife in an elevator, some NFL team or another is going to want to hire the former Ravens star now that a judge ruled the NFL can't suspend him indefinitely. Billionaire Mark Cuban, as the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, knows something about the world of pro athletes. On Monday, speaking at Business Insider's Ignition conference, Cuban said if Rice was regularly abusing his wife, "Somebody in the NFL knew." Cuban said that the NFL, like the NBA, has psychologists on staff who can identify behaviors that indicate an abuser. Whether it was a one time deal or not, Cuban says that he's not comfortable with the idea of kicking Rice out of the NFL entirely with no help for his problems. Michael Seto/Business InsiderHe says that any team that wants to hire Rice should have a psychologist interview him and make sure his issues are fixed before letting him join a team. Cuban also thinks that all sports teams, even in junior high, should be doing a better job of identifying such problems and intervening. If a kid is in AAU or he's in junior high and you see these tendencies, there needs to be programs to get them help.

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