12/02/2014 01:41 EST | Updated 02/01/2015 05:59 EST

Ray Rice tells 'Today' show he had 'one bad night,' hopes for 2nd chance from an NFL team

Ray Rice says that an NFL team "would have to be willing to look deeper into who I am and realize that me and my wife had one bad night."

The former Ravens running back told NBC's "Today" show Tuesday "the only thing I can hope for and wish for is a second chance."

An arbitrator threw out Rice's indefinite suspension last Friday, making him a free agent. But no franchise may be willing to sign the three-time Pro Bowl pick after seeing the in-elevator video of Rice striking his-then fiancee.

Rice says: "I took full responsibility for everything that I did."


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