To Rescue Image, Ray Rice Turns to Best Ally, the Woman He Hit

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The effort to remake the image of Ray Rice began weeks ago when family advisers decided that his most eloquent defender was the woman he had punched, Janay Rice.

It meant auditioning for media outlets eager to get an exclusive interview and recasting N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell and Mr. Rice’s former team, the Baltimore Ravens, in the role of villains.

The result is an unusual campaign for the sports world: the victim of an athlete’s abuse negotiating with major networks for an opportunity to make the case that he is a good guy.

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