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Ray Rice Has Not Been Hired as High School Running Backs Coach, Confirms School

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2017

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. Unsigned for two years since the release of the horrific video of him punching his then-fiancee, Rice says his second chance has come through a choice to speak out against domestic violence.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
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Despite a report to the contrary, former NFL running back Ray Rice reportedly has not taken a job as a running backs coach at Don Bosco Prep High School in New Jersey.

On Monday, ESPN's Dianna Russini reported the former Baltimore Raven accepted the job. However, Don Bosco Prep coach Mike Teel told Brandon Longo of CBS Philly that Rice hasn't taken the position.

The Record noted school representatives also denied Russini's report.

Sports Illustrated pointed out Teel played with Rice for three years when they were each at Rutgers.

Teel clarified Rice just "came and spoke to my team today about right choices…that was about it," per Longo.

"I just went to talk to the team," said Rice in a text to Jane McManus of ESPN.

Rice is a three-time Pro Bowler but hasn't played in the NFL since the 2013 campaign. He recently told Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com he hadn't given up on playing football again and said the reason he isn't in the league "ain't because I'm a bad football player."

Hensley noted the NFL suspended the running back indefinitely after video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee. The Ravens also released him after the incident, although a neutral arbitrator ultimately overturned the suspension.

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