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    DALLAS -- Unsigned for two years since the release of the horrific video of him punching his then-fiancee, Ray Rice says his second chance has come through his choice to speak out against domestic violence. Air Max 90 Cheap Online .The former Baltimore running back still wants to resume his NFL career, and he doesnt begrudge Greg Hardy for getting the opportunity that he so far hasnt. Rice just wishes the former Dallas defensive end had used the platform of playing the same way Rice has tried to make amends.What I wanted to see him do with his second chance would have been a lot different, Rice said Wednesday after joining a Big 12 Conference-sponsored panel to discuss violence against women on college campuses.I would have loved to see him advocate and be a positive force and take the right steps going forward, he said. I wish Greg nothing but success in life. I never wish bad on anyone. And I hope that he can take some steps to move in the right direction going forward.Hardys one season with the Cowboys didnt do much to quell criticism the team received for signing him after his domestic violence case in North Carolina. The former Carolina Panthers standout made light of the 9/11 attacks on Twitter, had an inappropriate comment about New England quarterback Tom Bradys wife and a physical altercation with a Cowboys assistant coach during a game.After photos of Hardys bruised ex-girlfriend were released, his production dropped significantly. Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones ultimately decided not to re-sign him after initially answering critics by saying he wanted to give Hardy a long-term deal.The same week that the now-unsigned Hardy was arrested on a cocaine possession charge in a Dallas suburb, Rice made his latest appearance to discuss his life since the videos that derailed his career .The first showed his now-wife, Janay Rice, being dragged unconscious out of a hotel elevator in New Jersey. The second showed the punch that knocked her out, leading to his release by the Ravens and an indefinite suspension from the NFL. That ban was overturned in court, but another team hasnt signed him.A Super Bowl winner following the 2012 season, Rice played his last game on Dec. 29, 2013.I think the one thing I can take from it is Im not out there saying I deserve a second chance, said Rice, who has 6,180 yards rushing in six seasons. I used to have control over that, my playing days. But I know thats out of my control. And I think what I control now is how many people can I help, whether Im playing or not.Rice speaks to high school and college athletes, repeating his refrain that he spent too much time trying to be the man instead of a man. He says there are no excuses for domestic violence, alcohol or otherwise -- lessons he says he learned with therapy and other conversations with experts on the topic. One of the participants at the Dallas session was Brenda Tracy, who has publicly taken her story of rape by Oregon State football players to teams including those at Baylor following the schools sexual assault scandal.To those who question his motives, Rice points to his stable family life -- his wife, 4-year-old daughter and infant son.I dont have a situation at home thats broken, Rice said. I have a wife and I have a son and I have a daughter that have to grow up with their father, who made a terrible decision in life. And I have to explain that to them.After the Big 12 panel, Rice was asked what he would say to Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who was suspended for a year after punching a woman in the face in a restaurant but is in his second season with the Sooners. Mixon hasnt addressed his case publicly, and Rice said thats an important step.While there is video of Mixons incident, it hasnt been nearly as widely viewed as those involving Rice.The more I learned about it, it shouldnt take a visual to understand what domestic violence is, Rice said. You have to get it. It shouldnt take a video. Youre just taking full responsibility. And I had to learn that. It wasnt about the drinking and things like that. No, I was wrong. Thats it.And if thats not enough to get Rice back on the field, hes OK with it.I would know that I didnt give up, said Rice, who turns 30 in January. You will never hear the words out of my mouth saying I gave up. I want to play football. Im not going to say I dont. 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Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Bang.Jay Wright calmly mouthed one word when Kris Jenkins hit the 3-pointer at the buzzer that won Villanova a national championship. The Wildcats returned home the next day for a pep rally at the campus football stadium, and their celebratory victory tour has barely slowed down since April.The White House. Wall Street. The ESPYs. The ticker tape parade. The Philadelphia professional sports teams feted the Wildcats with first pitch, first puck, first tip fun. Wright delivered a pep talk to the Eagles. Basketball and Basilica in Spain. Whats the next chapter? Read all about it in Wrights upcoming book, Attitude.Wright sat down with The Associated Press to talk about his favorite moments from a summer where the Wildcats reigned as the national champions. Here are some of his memories from what Wright called, a wild offseason. Wild. And great.---HAIL TO THE CHAMPSPresident Barack Obama welcomed Villanova in May to the White House and congratulated the Wildcats for winning what he described as maybe the best title game of all time.Waiting to be introduced, Wright chitchatted with Obama where the two discussed, well, basketball, of course. Obamas brother-in-law is former college hoops player and Oregon State coach Craig Robinson and the president fills out an NCAA Tournament bracket every year. He even picked the Wildcats to win the national championship in 2015 (and lost).He really knows our business, really knows it well, Wright said. Its funny to hear the president of the United States say how difficult a job we have. And youre hearing it from the president! But we had a really insightful conversation about college coaching that was awesome to me.---`CATS & BIRDS:Wright was invited by the Philadelphia Eagles to give a private pep talk to coaches and players in June.It was all about just being loyal to each other, the Eagles, the coaches and players. Theyre my favorite team, Wright said. I had met (coach) Doug Pederson because of (former coach) Andy Reid and I was friends with Andy.I would say the talk with the President was first and then the Eagles, that was really cool.---EMPTY HANDEDWright was in Washington for a leadership summit at the Pentagon when he met Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw back in 2014. Kershaw was in town to face the Nationals and the two bumped into each other at the Ritz.Kershaw was excited to reunite with Wright two years later on the red carpet for the ESPYs . Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Free Shipping. e was like, `I want to take a picture with the ring. Ive got to get one of those, I dont have one of those, Wright said, laughing.Kershaw then threw Wright a curve -- that the Wildcats werent going to win any awards.He said, `Did you win? Wright said. I was like, well, we were nominated for three. As he said it, I realized, we would know if we won. He kind of started backing off. `No, no, no. I just remember last year I was up for one and the guy who won knew he won. It hit me before we went in there, we probably didnt win. We would have known if we won.---MOVING ONThe Wildcats stamped their passports for an eight-day tour of Spain that included three exhibition games against Spanish Select teams . The Wildcats toured Barcelona and Madrid in relative anonymity and avoided mobs of autograph seekers.Little known fact, Villanova is named for a Spanish Augustinian, Thomas Garc?a (1486-1555), the son of a miller who was born in Fuenllana, a village near Villanueva de los Infantes, Castile, Spain.Known fact, fans know who the Wildcats are in Philadelphia.We got back and people started taking pictures of us again, Wright said. It smacked us right in the face. In Spain, no one knew us. No one bothered us. But we got smacked in the face waiting for our bags. Everybody started asking for pictures because we were all together. It was all just a smack in the face of reality.---INSTANT REPLAYWright has watched a replay of the national championship game twice. He watched it with a coachs eye on the plane ride back from Houston and one more time with his family just days after the championship parade in Philadelphia.We listened to timeouts, we listened to Raff and Jim Nantz and Grant Hill, he said. We tried to get a feel for what people really saw and listened to. It took us like, three hours to watch the game. We kept rewinding stuff. We had a lot of fun with it. That was it. That was the last time.But video of Jenkins shot is on a continuous loop plays in the lobby of Villanovas basketball complex -- and the fun hasnt ended yet.Its been everything, Wright said. But we started practice on Friday and I kind of feel like officially, its over. 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