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Ray Rice eligible to play: Does NFL want him back?

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There was a lot of money on the line, not to mention reputation when NFL player Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely for domestic violence. Rice was seen knocking out his then fiancée, Janay Palmer, in a vicious assault caught on surveillance video at an Atlantic City casino. The subsequent fallout from the tape brought the issue of domestic violence by NFL players to the national spotlight. Subsequently, Rice was suspended for two games while the NFL backtracked on statements claiming they did not know about the assault. After the media frenzy came to a head, the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely to which Rice appealed.

Rice claimed that the NFL was in possession of the video for more than a year and that he was being punished twice for the same incident. A hearing was held the earlier part of November before arbitrator Barbara S. Jones, a former U.S. District Court judge. Jones agreed with Rice and wrote in her decision, “Because Rice did not mislead the Commissioner and because there were no new facts on which the Commissioner could base his increased suspension, I find that the imposition of the indefinite suspension was arbitrary. I therefore vacate the second penalty imposed on Rice.”

Rice is now eligible to play in the NFL again, but he was released by the Baltimore Ravens in September. This makes Rice a free agent however; any team that is thinking about signing Rice will have to deal with negative publicity and protests surrounding his domestic assault.



2 Comments

  1. butterbeanbabe on November 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    well i dont think no one gonna jump for him right now … his name is synonomous with angery and woman beater , not a good look he look evil to me . .. probably would be in prison if he wasnt with the nfl … he has a twisted mind of how to respect women , im glad in this country mistreatment of women and children and elderly will get you under the jail with no bail .. . we have serious laws in this country bout that …….
    ray rice still need to hide out for 2 years hes young and will bounce back get HIS NAME BACK OUT THERE DOING POSITIVE LIKE VOLUNTEERING AT DOMESTIC ABUSE HOMES helping women with kids single moms or paying the hospital bill for a victim of horrible abuse ,
    there are some females got their whole face burned off by gas, acid, and chemical by assailant abusers , one woman on oprah the man come to her job with gas and light and lit her affired , only 10 percent of her face was left in tact she has no nose or mouth due to it … ray rice help this woman with her surgery to restore her dignity
    I SWEAR RAY RICE MANAGEMENT NEED TO BE FIRED ..

  2. butterbeanbabe on November 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    ps how likely is it that beyonce and jayz and solange would be in a elevator? together ? and a fight broke out 😕 who can say they didnt copy the idea from ray rice situation as her father has said ….. wow how desperate is these people