Madden 15 is following the trend set by the NFL of distancing itself from Ray Rice, after a video was leaked showing exactly what happened in that elevator back in February, 2014, with his then-fiance, now-wife Janay Rice. Per a report by Fox Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo, Ray Rice will be removed from the game as part of a week-one patch, and won’t be included as a free-agent.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 9, 2014
Rice has been in the throws of this domestic violence controversy since he was only suspended for two games, when drug violations in the NFL have recently seen year-long suspensions. After the new video was released, the Ravens cut him within hours, and the NFL followed suit by suspending him indefinitely. Now Madden 15 wants no part of Ray Rice.
[UPDATE 9/9 8:26 AM] Madden’s official twitter confirmed the news, stating the roster change will take place on Friday.
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.
— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) September 9, 2014