Did Ravens running back Ray Rice spit on Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor?

Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor insinuated that Ray Rice spit on him during Baltimore's 14-6 win on Sunday. - Rob Carr

Taylor hinted Rice did spit on him with videoing showing Rice puckering his lips. Coach John Harbaugh defended Rice, saying he saw nothing of the sort.

The answer to this question probably stems from whichever fan base you're on:

Did Ray Rice spit on Phil Taylor?

It would be out of character for someone like Rice to do so, given his track record of sportsmanship on the field. But when you look at the replay, it does appear Rice makes a pucker face, which could be construed as spitting. Cameras didn't catch any — um, spit — from flying out of Rice's mouth, but the motion angered Taylor enough to hit him across the side of his helmet.

Coach John Harbaugh was asked about the play during his Monday press conference, to which he gave as little comment as he possible could.

"I’ve not talked to Ray about it," Harbaugh told reporters. "It was brought to my attention. I watched it; I didn’t see that on the tape."

Asked if Rice having a mouthpiece on would make it hard for him to spit, Harbaugh brushed the question off.

Here's a gif of the spit in question.

Now it's for you guys to decide. Did Rice actually spit on Taylor? Comment below with your response.

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