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Ravens running back Ray Rice makes public apology FIVE MONTHS after he punched his wife unconscious

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has finally publicly apologized for allegedly punching his wife before dragging her limp body from an elevator.

The 27-year-old football player, who was caught on surveillance footage in February carrying his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino, told reporters on Thursday that his actions were 'inexcusable'.

'You know that's not me,' he said. 'You know that's something I have to live... with the rest of my life.'

Last week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Rice would be suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2014 regular season - a punishment that many said failed to go far enough.

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