Disgraced Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the NFL Players Association plan to appeal his NFL suspension Tuesday.
Rice, 27, was suspended indefinitely by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after new video footage was released showing Rice callously knocking out his now-wife, Janay Rice, in a casino elevator in mid-February.
Rice, who was cut from the Ravens, was originally suspended for a measly 2 games back in July.
The Baltimore Sun reports Goodell sent the NFL Players Association a letter explaining the increase in Rice's punishment.
"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," Goodell wrote.
"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."
Rice and the NFLPA claim Goodell reacted hastily to the growing public backlash over the video. The NFLPA is reportedly contemplating filing a grievance against Goodell and the NFL.
The NFLPA cites "double-jeopardy" because the league punished Rice twice for the same offense. But the NFL is a private for-profit organization with its own set of bylaws and rules that are not influenced or regulated by the government or the courts.
Ray Rice and his wife attended a high school football game in NY on Saturday.
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