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E. Texas abuse survivor on Ray Rice: 'It's probably not the first time'

Posted: Sep 09, 2014 4:26 PM PST Updated: Sep 09, 2014 8:32 PM PST

By Holly Gonzalez

“Promises of 'I'm going to do better this time, I'm going to be better.' You want to believe them. You do,” says Nancy Henry Phillips, a victim of longtime domestic abuse.

Phillips says watching the video of Rice and his now-wife brings a rush of negative memories.

“It's probably not the first time he's ever been abusive… domestic violence can start very suddenly. It can just be just a word or two of negativity…Then, it blows up from there,” Phillips says.

She says Janay Palmer's decision to support her husband, Ray Rice, sends the wrong message.

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