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Letter: Rice's fiancée should have left

Janay Rice listens as her husband, now former

Janay Rice listens as her husband, now former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md., on May 23, 2014. Credit: AP / Patrick Semansky

The Ray Rice story has captured a lot of attention, but the real story is Janay Palmer ["Ravens refute report," Sports, Sept. 23]. She is a battered woman, yet she still married him.

Does she think the violence is going to stop? I know that a lot of women in abusive relationships are afraid to get help for fear of retaliation. But Palmer had the perfect opportunity to get out. Instead, she chose to get married.

In recent photos, she looks miserable. That marriage is doomed.

Doug Hadgeoff, Holbrook