Graphic video shows NFL player Ray Rice punching his fiancée

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Video released early Monday by TMZ Sports shows the vicious punch Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice delivered inside an elevator to his then-fiancée, earning him a two-game suspension.

In the video, the 220-pound athlete delivers a left-handed blow to the face of Janay Palmer, appearing to knock her unconscious.

The incident took place on Feb. 15, at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

The NFL suspended Rice for two games during the season, including Sunday’s opening day loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The pair married on March 28, one day after a grand jury indicted Rice on an aggravated assault charge.

Rice avoided jail time by entering a pretrial diversionary program.

NFL issued a statement Monday: “We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,” said league spokesman Greg Aiello. “That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”

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