Ray Rice wins suspension appeal, players union says
By Jill Martin and Steve Almasy
(CNN) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players union said Friday.
“The suspension has been vacated,” George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs for the players’ union, said.
Rice was cut by the Ravens in September, so he is currently a free agent.
The former Ravens star had his contract terminated by the team in the wake of the disturbing video that shows him knocking out his now-wife Janay Rice on an elevator in a casino in Atlantic City on February 15.
In September, hours after the Ravens cut Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lengthened Rice’s suspension from two games to an indefinite period.
Former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, a neutral arbitrator, presided over Rice’s appeal hearing in New York earlier this month.
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