Jerry Rice set nearly every career receiving mark for a wide receiver. He won three Super Bowls and a Super Bowl MVP, and was named the No. 1 player of all-time by NFL.com.
Rice also made a name for himself for his character as he carried himself with humility and unselfishness en route to the Hall of Fame. Rice was a constant face when it came to interacting with fans and boosting the image of the 49ers, the franchise he played 15 seasons with.
In Baltimore, a very different scenario is playing out as Ray Rice (no relation), the former three-time Pro Bowl running back of the Ravens was cut Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after TMZ published video of him knocking out his then-fiance, Janay Palmer.
"As a man, you should never, never put your hand on a woman," Jerry Rice told ThePostGame on Tuesday. "Everything else is going to play itself out, but as a man, you should never put your hands on a woman."
As for the Ravens, Jerry Rice believes the franchise can rebound from such an incident. Although Ray Rice was Baltimore's top running back and a six-year veteran, Jerry Rice said all teams have to deal with plugging holes on the roster.
"You're always facing adversity and different scenarios just like the San Francisco 49ers," Jerry Rice said. "Aldon Smith, Navarro Bowman, Glenn Dorsey -- there are so many players that are supposed to be on the football field that are not on the football field right now. You just deal with it, move on and the most important thing is the team."
On Tuesday, Rice talked to ThePostGame as part of his "Health Habits Coach" campaign with Lysol that teaches children the benefits of nutrition, exercise and hygiene.