Ray Rice shares life story at Liberty University

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Former NFL running back, Ray Rice, spoke to students at Liberty University on Wednesday.

Ray Rice at Liberty University. Dec. 6, 2017. (WDBJ7)

Rice, who played for the Baltimore Ravens shared his family’s story and how God has impacted his life after his violent past.

Rice talked about the infamous elevator video that shows him hitting and knocking out his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer, which cost him his NFL career.

Since then, Rice says he and Palmer, who is now married, go to counseling regularly and have given up drinking.

"I believe you can live your dream,” Rice said. “But one or two bad decisions, your dream can become a nightmare.”

Rice played six seasons with the Ravens, making the Pro Bowl three times and winning Super Bowl XLVII in 2013.

He says he now shares his story with others in hopes of helping victims of domestic abuse.