Ray Rice Reportedly Planning to Appeal NFL Suspension

by 7:44 PM PDT, September 14, 2014
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Ray Rice doesn't appear to be taking his indefinite suspension from the NFL lying down.

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According to the Baltimore Sun, Rice and the NFL Players Association are planning to appeal Rice's suspension as soon as Monday.

Rice was terminated by the Baltimore Ravens and placed on indefinite suspension after a video surfaced showing Rice punching his then-fiancee (now wife) Janay Palmer in the face, knocking her unconscious.

Sources reportedly told the news source that Rice may also consider legal action, noting the potential "double-jeopardy" aspect of receiving two punishments for the same offense.

According to the NFL collective bargaining agreement, the union would have three business days to file an appeal.

When Rice was initially suspected of striking Janay, the league only gave Rice a two-game suspension. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell explained the subsequent increase in punishment in a letter, writing, "This video shows a starkly different sequence of events from what you and your representatives stated when we met on June 16, and is important new information that warrants reconsideration of the discipline imposed on you in July. Based on this new information, I have concluded that the discipline imposed upon you in July was insufficient under all the circumstances and have determined instead to impose an indefinite suspension."

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