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Baltimore Ravens Will Allow Fans to Trade in Ray Rice Jerseys

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 9, 2014

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In the wake of the latest developments in the Ray Rice situation, the Baltimore Ravens have announced that they will allow fans to trade in their Rice jerseys.

BALTIMORE RAVENS @Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens will offer an exchange for Ray Rice jerseys at stadium stores. Details to come.

UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. ET

Ravens fans showed up in bunches to exchange their Rice jerseys early Friday morning: 

Mike Schuh WJZ @MikeWJZ

Happy fan! #27 jersey converted to #82. #ravens @cbsbaltimore http://t.co/3drfpquJ2D

Michelle T @StrGazer79

@charliecash1126 here's the paper they handed out http://t.co/fvREjcaUeI

[h/t SB Nation]

End of Update

After TMZ Sports released the video (Warning: violent contentMonday morning that showed what happened between Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer, the Ravens released the running back and the NFL suspended him indefinitely. 

Last year, the New England Patriots allowed fans to trade in Aaron Hernandez jerseys in light of his legal troubles.

The Ravens are not alone in trying to move on from Rice. Some Baltimore restaurants are offering fans deals for trading in their No. 27 jerseys at their establishments.

No Idea Tavern @NoIdeaTavern

Anyone who surrenders their Ray Rice jerseys at the bar will receive a $10 bar tab. No. Questions. Asked.

EA Sports also announced that Rice would be removed from Madden 15.

EA SPORTS Madden NFL @EAMaddenNFL

With Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the NFL, he will be removed from Madden NFL 15. The roster change will take place by this Friday.

[Twitter, Facebook; h/t ABC News]

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