Ravens fans can exchange their Ray Rice jerseys.
Ravens fans can exchange their Ray Rice jerseys. (USATSI)

Every time a popular player is sent packing from an NFL team in disgrace, the team usually offers a refund of the player's jersey to fans. The Ravens will continue that trend with Ray Rice.

On Tuesday, the team announced fans could exchange their Rice jerseys at team stores, though precise details will be released at a later date.

Before the assault incident on his wife, Rice was one of the most popular athletes in Baltimore. It stands to reason there are lots of Ravens fans with Rice jerseys out there.

Rice was released by the Ravens on Monday shortly after new, graphic elevator footage of him striking his wife was released publically. The NFL then suspended Rice indefinitely.

Patriots offered a similar exchange for Aaron Hernandez jerseys after the former star tight end was arrested, charged with murder and released by New England all on the same day.