Madden NFL 15 Will Remove Ray Rice Entirely
Madden NFL 15 may have been having some fun this weekend with its “Tiny Titan” MUT challenge, however following the release of a video showing Ray Rice knocking out his wife in a hotel elevator, and then dragging her away unconscious, the EA Sports team will be removing him from the game.
There was already a huge uproar following the slap-on-the-wrist suspension Ray Rice received this past offseason, however the leak of the video footage was enough to cause the NFL to act once again, as well as the team, and now EA Sports which will completely take him out of the game, both as a Ravens player and as an available free agent.
The last high-profile player to be completely removed from a Madden NFL roster so abruptly like this was former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, although admittedly for much, much more severe accusations and possible crimes. For many, the sudden suspension and removal of Ray Rice from Madden NFL is sweet justice, as his initial two-game suspension was considered a low moment for the NFL in the eyes of fans and media.
No word on whether or not Ray Rice will be removed from the game in Madden Ultimate Team, the card collecting portion of the game. To completely stamp out Rice from the franchise, they would have to act retroactively to change cards that players might already own.