Rice was also involved in a domestic incident in which he punched his current wife in an Atlantic City elevator. After the footage was made public, Rice was released by the Ravens and has not played a down of professional football since. Rice, however, does not want Hunt to experience the same fate.
"You look back at it and obviously you see some similarities between what happened in my situation," Rice told NFL.com. "I'm never going to call myself an expert. I've [publicly] discussed the remorse I have for survivors of domestic violence, but knowing what I know now the top priority is learning that it comes down to those split-second decisions, which come at the most hostile times. And that's where this could be a teaching tool."
Rice then went on to say that as a peer he "would definitely try to help him figure out" how to start addressing the underlying problems in Hunt's life.
Since being exiled from the NFL, Rice has worked with teams and psychologists to develop methods to stop others from making the same mistakes, speaking to several college and professional teams. From his experience, Rice feels that Hunt can take control of his future and prevent a grim outcome.
"I have seen great examples of guys who got this right. When I was playing, Anquan Boldin was the greatest example of what it can look like to love football and love your family," Rice explained. "There are great examples out there on how to do it. It's not going to apply to everybody, but I know I am playing a role and want to continue in a way where I can best help the most people."