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ESPN Reporter Asks Alleged Domestic Abuser Ray Rice About 'Wife's Words Of Encouragement' Published: August 11, 2014

ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio probably wishes he could take this question back, according to The Huffington Post.

At the conclusion of Thursday's preseason game pitting the Ravens against the 49ers, Paolantonio asked Ravens running back Ray Rice, "What did your wife say to you in final words of encouragement before you took the field?"

When posed to most players, the question wouldn't warrant much interest. For Rice, who will sit out the first two games of the season after he allegedly knocked unconscious his wife-to-be in a casino elevator in February, then dragged her limp body into the hall, it was enough to justify a spit-take.

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