A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.
Rice spent nearly 10 hours at the hearing, which took place nearly two months after the former Pro Bowl running back was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and released by the Ravens.
The hearing begins nearly two months after the former Pro Bowl running back was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and released by the Baltimore Ravens.
Attorney Richard Craig Smith is now questioning the league’s sincerity in calling for transparency, saying all parties should cooperate in both investigations.
NFL lawyers have argued that Goodell shouldn’t have to testify, and instead were offering testimony from Jeff Pash, the NFL’s general counsel, and Adolpho Birch, the NFL’s vice president for labor policy.
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Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy after a video of Rice hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator was released publicly.
A group dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence in New York and New Jersey is celebrating a milestone.
“He would not have had to call four times (for the video),” said Jerry Izenberg, a longtime Star-Ledger columnist and the author of the new book, “Rozelle: A Biography.”
Among the topics discussed at Wednesday’s owners meetings was the commissioner’s role in handing out discipline, and he reiterated that all options “are on the table.”
The presentation on domestic violence given to NFL owners on Wednesday included a video by a former player appealing for recognition and action.
In a new AP-GfK poll, 32 percent say the commish should lose his job over the recent domestic violence scandals, with 66 percent saying he shouldn’t.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the appointment Thursday after consulting with DeMaurice Smith, the players’ union executive director.
New information has been revealed on who at the NFL allegedly received the infamous video of Ray Rice punching his fiancée.
Richard Craig Smith will look at how the NFL and the Ravens handled issues of due process and discipline, as well as look at the conduct of the league office and the team.