Ben Carson Says Don’t ‘Demonize’ Ray Rice; Doctor Urges Couple to Get Counseling

Dr. Ben Carson speaks as the keynote speaker at the Wake Up America gala Event September 5, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Laura Segall/Getty Images North America)
Dr. Ben Carson speaks as the keynote speaker at the Wake Up America gala Event September 5, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Laura Segall/Getty Images North America)

Dr. Ben Carson, the celebrated neurosurgeon and rising conservative star who is mulling a run for president, says football great Ray Rice desperately needs help after the release of a shocking video in which he is seen punching his fiancee, who later became his wife.

Carson, former chief of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, also urged that the Baltimore Ravens running back, who was terminated by the team on Monday, not be demonized.

“I’m hopeful that they will get some help for him. Obviously, anyone who would do something like that needs some help,” Carson said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“Let’s not all jump on the bandwagon of demonizing this guy. He obviously has some real problems,” Carson said. His wife knows that because she subsequently married him.”

The Ravens terminated Rice’s multimillion-dollar contract just hours after TMZ Sports released a video in which the grid great is seen punching his fiancĂ©e, Janay Palmer, in the elevator of an Atlantic City hotel, knocking her out, in an incident that occurred in February. The couple married in March

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SOURCE: Newsmax
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