Following his domestic violence incident last year, running back Ray Rice is hoping to get another shot at playing in the NFL.
So far, no teams have come calling.
But one of his former teammates believes the three-time Pro Bowl running back deserves a second chance.
Current 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played with Rice from 2011-13, threw his support behind Rice in an interview with TMZ Sports.
"Good people make mistakes. I believe in second chances and I think society is supposed to be built on the idea that you can suffer consequences and come back," Smith told the website.
"People sometimes want you to apologize a certain way, crying or all upset. He's made things right with his wife and family and earned respect with his actions since the incident."
"He's a way better person than he showed on that tape."
Rice was arrested in Feb. 2014 and charged with felony aggravated assault after he punched his then-fiance Janay Palmer in an elevator at a casino in Atlantic City, NJ. In May 2014, Rice avoided jail time after being accepted into a pretrial intervention program.
In September, video from inside the elevator was made public, the Ravens terminated Rice's contract.