Darcy: Ray Rice's Greatest Inspiration

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Darcy: Ray Rice's Greatest Inspiration
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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- On the Wednesday before Super Bowl XLVII, Janet Rice -- mother of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice -- wasn't in New Orleans, basking in her son's glory. No, she was at Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle, N.Y., just like any other Wednesday, doing her job as a teacher's aide, working with children with special needs. If you're wondering why Janet is still working at all, let alone this week, after Ray signed a five-year, $40 million contract this past summer, here's the answer.

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