By Sandra Rose  | 

Ray Rice

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.

Ray Rice

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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    • http://gawker.com/the-booty-eating-renaissance-1633706123 VDot

      :shrug: Not surprising, he don't wanna lose that paper :no:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      Why of course he will the NFL had ALL THE INFO INCLUDING THE VIDEO inside and outside the elevator. Gave him only 2 game suspension then went back and reneged when they received back lash. I doubt any team would sign him and it would be 2015 before any reinstatement would occur but he would get the 4 milly he is owed for this season.

    • SummerBaby

      :tea:

    • Rib of Chan

      :popcorn:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Who cares, Football WAS GOODT Yesterday :bounce:

    • User Friendly

      Rice and his wife attended a high school football game in NY on Saturday.
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      I cant believe the school even allowed this. even Nicki Minaj's old high school denied her request

    • Unshakable

      @Topic,

      Maybe he should put the same zest into taking accountability for his actions if he has not already done so. In addition perhaps seek out anger management classes or therapy to better understand the importance of respect and effective communication.

    • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

      So his appeal will go like this... "Naw see yah honor...I didn't hit her..she just ran into my fist n shyt..."

      Gwone nah Rice...gwone..

    • A.J.

      Maybe he should put the same zest into taking accountability for his actions if he has not already done so.
      __________________
      Right!! Speak on it.

    • Rib of Chan

      I cant believe the school even allowed this. even Nicki Minaj’s old high school denied her request

      ^^^^^^^^^^
      The coach of the high school said he was gonna QUIT if they even TRIED to take down his jersey et. "New Rochelle High School will ALWAYS be home to Ray Rice"

    • luVn_liFe…

      User Friendly says: I cant believe the school even allowed this. even Nicki Minaj’s old high school denied her request
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      User, the principal issued a statement after her fans bombarded the school with calls :hahaha:

      They said it wasn't "her" per say, she had a film crew, they wanted to film for her reality show.

    • Rib of Chan

      So his appeal will go like this… “Naw see yah honor…I didn’t hit her..she just ran into my fist n shyt…”
      Gwone nah Rice…gwone..
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      While he listening to Jadakiss "Knock Yourself Out" in his ear.

    • Hearts~n~Kisses

      They knew the severity of the issue when they saw him DRAGGING her UNCONSCIOUS body out of that elevator. They shouldn't have needed to see the inside video to know some fukked up shyt happened inside. And can't nobody make me believe that NO ONE saw that video before a week ago. :nono: Can't do it.

    • Hearts~n~Kisses

      They knew the severity of the issue when they saw him DRAGGING her UNCONSCIOUS body out of that elevator. They shouldn't have needed to see the inside video to know some fukked up shyt happened inside. And can't nobody make me believe that NO ONE saw that video before a week ago. :nono: Can't do it.

    • Wasting time

      I cant believe the school even allowed this. even Nicki Minaj’s old high school denied her request
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      They denied her request cause she was bringing cameras with her.
      He is a teaching tool now; a good lesson for these up and coming players.

    • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

      I mean well *deep breathe* STRICTLY from a business stand point I think he should file a grievance IF what I THINK and had previously said was true. He told them what he did… they saw the tape …he accepted and is in the process of serving his punishment… they decided to suspend him for 2days… TMX released the full punch tape to THE MEDIA and PUBLIC… it caused a public out cry. R. Goddell renigged to save a face… He is suspended indefinitely as if he was not totally upfront AND punished for the same offense he originally agreed to serve 2 games for. I in no way condone what he did WHATSOEVER. I just want the NFL demons :evil: to finally be exposed for all the dirt they do off the backs of others. Might funny to me how Ben Roethlisberger goes around (allegedly) raping women whenever he gets the urge and yet he still is a franchise player and it is NEVER brought up. Ray Rice did get caught on camera tho :no:

    • San ah make ya dance

      :yawn:

    • San ah make ya dance

      I mean well *deep breathe* STRICTLY from a business stand point I think he should file a grievance IF what I THINK and had previously said was true. He told them what he did… they saw the tape …he accepted and is in the process of serving his punishment… they decided to suspend him for 2days
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      Yep

    • luVn_liFe…

      I mean well *deep breathe* STRICTLY from a business stand point I think he should file a grievance IF what I THINK and had previously said was true. He told them what he did… they saw the tape …he accepted and is in the process of serving his punishment
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      basically.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Ursher bout to marry GRACE, this will not go over well with the first Ms.Raymond :tea:

      Mhh

    • Hearts~n~Kisses

      :cosign: @Taken! That's my exact view! They knew and came to an agreement based on that so what they are doing is straight BS. Ray was 100% wrong but how the NFL is handling this is WRONG! Stop trying to make him the poster child for all the fukked up shyt yall done did over the years. :coffee:

    • User Friendly

      The coach of the high school said he was gonna QUIT if they even TRIED to take down his jersey et. “New Rochelle High School will ALWAYS be home to Ray Rice”
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      something seems so wrong with those two little girls "groupie-ing" out right behind him. to each his own, but I cant see me sending my daughter to this event and looking at his wife yuk it up like shyt is sweet.

      they probably think she's a true ride or die and that mentality needs to end quick, fast, and in a hurry.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPIs6REdG2Q datsmdubya2u

      I cant believe the school even allowed this. even Nicki Minaj’s old high school denied her request

      by User Friendly on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:43 am

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      What would nicki say to the kids anyway? The best butt pads to buy? :shrugs:

    • Savannah

      He has every right to do so. They punished him twice for the same thing. :shrug:

    • https://m.soundcloud.com/bernadette-giacomazzo/momma-dee-i-deserve?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_cam <—MisTaken: My shoulders too big to box with God. GET.INTO.IT :eek:

      LuvN :popcorn: How we know Ush finna marry Grace? I wanna say if he like it I love it but I have no enthusiasm for him over this probability :lol:
      Clearly they have been together for years with minimal to no drama so :shrugs: Clearly he is satisfied with not having any more children :kona:

    • User Friendly

      Stop trying to make him the poster child for all the fukked up shyt yall done did over the years
      _____________

      well you gotta start somewhere. in the days of camera phones, social media, and everything being public a lot of shyt wont just slide by anymore.

      RR was on some knock em out and drag em home caveman shyt.

    • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

      Rib of Chan says:

      So his appeal will go like this… “Naw see yah honor…I didn’t hit her..she just ran into my fist n shyt…”
      Gwone nah Rice…gwone..
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      While he listening to Jadakiss “Knock Yourself Out” in his ear.
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      :yes:

    • Wasting time

      I mean well *deep breathe* STRICTLY from a business stand point I think he should file a grievance IF what I THINK and had previously said was true. He told them what he did… they saw the tape …he accepted and is in the process of serving his punishment… they decided to suspend him for 2days
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      :applause:

      I understand the out cry; I do but when that dude said in the press conference I struck/hit her in the face what did people think it was. I've been mad since the press conference; I've been mad since his "punishment" was made public.

    • KyCakes

      I just stopped by to ask @Taken...what is wrong with you, ma'am? :rofl:

      Why do you have a T-Rex in your gravi?

      Yeezus :ghost:

    • Locapoca

      datsmdubya2u says:

      What would nicki say to the kids anyway? The best butt pads to buy?
      ^^^^^^
      How to get your salad tossed like Romaine?

      Where to get the best colored Wigs?

      Does Lil Wayne really smell how he looks?

      :shrug:

    • lovezoe

      He should. ONLY after the public outcry did they do something different. Heck, it would have been cool if the Ravens dropped him. But for the league itself to renege, is crazy. People say no one will pick him up. Two words: Mike Vick. They care more bout mutts than humans anyways.

    • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

      Hearts~n~Kisses says:

      :cosign: @Taken! That’s my exact view! They knew and came to an agreement based on that so what they are doing is straight BS. Ray was 100% wrong but how the NFL is handling this is WRONG! Stop trying to make him the poster child for all the fukked up shyt yall done did over the years. :coffee:
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      Did yall catch the Holly Robinson Pete interview? She said she has seen in her 16 years as a NFL wife, abuse occur regularly! She said it was not until social media came into play the NFL is reacting different. But it is common place. She said the NFL stance has always been protect the PLAYER FIRST!

    • Just Looking

      Good Day :tea:

      And he had to pay 500K

      Are they offering him a refunds?

      :offtopic: Did anyone see "No Good Deed" :scared:

    • sassyshe

      :think: Maybe this was the plan all the time. Goddell suspend him indefinitely to appease to the women's group, then he appeals, they will cite that they had already made a decision regarding the incident and had no choice but to let him back in. People would ask for the tape transcripts of what was said in June and those mysteriouly disappeared. Said it this man was not going anywhere cause when it comes to abuse when you make an example of one you have to do with the rest and the NFL is not going to be prosecuting their money makers for thumping a chick or two cause they think half the females are gold diggers anyways who should shut up and enjoy the perks of being a football wife/fiancee/girlfriend

    • User Friendly

      And he had to pay 500K

      Are they offering him a refunds?
      ___________________

      :confused: why should they?

    • sassyshe

      luVn_liFe... says:

      Ursher bout to marry GRACE, this will not go over well with the first Ms.Raymond
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      Meka gonna go crazy, just last week on the show she was saying how Grace be tryna insert herself in decision making and she be wanting to haul off and stomp some azz but then people would say she crazy. Im like Meka we already think you crazy so gon girl and do you, he already got the kids so its not like you gonna loose them

    • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

      sassyshe says:

      :think: Maybe this was the plan all the time. Goddell suspend him indefinitely to appease to the women’s group, then he appeals, they will cite that they had already made a decision regarding the incident and had no choice but to let him back in. People would ask for the tape transcripts of what was said in June and those mysteriouly disappeared. Said it this man was not going anywhere cause when it comes to abuse when you make an example of one you have to do with the rest and the NFL is not going to be prosecuting their money makers for thumping a chick or two cause they think half the females are gold diggers anyways who should shut up and enjoy the perks of being a football wife/fiancee/girlfriend
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      :yes:

    • OutsidetheBox

      @Tee, when he said he struck her, i thought she hit her head in a resulting fall. That was troubling enough but i was thinking open handed bitch slap not closed fist Nintendo knockout. Also they kept talking about their drinking.

      When the video showed that he struck her AND knocked her unconscious, Not the fall...I changed my mind. So :shrug: He can appeal, most do. Doesn't mean they should grant it.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      Good luck Ray Rice. These yts goin make an example of you the rest of your career. See Michael Vick.

      Muthaphuckas don't even love dogs that much.

    • User Friendly

      NFL is not going to be prosecuting their money makers for thumping a chick or two cause they think half the females are gold diggers anyways who should shut up and enjoy the perks of being a football wife/fiancee/girlfriend
      _____________

      If there is one thing I have learnded from BBwives is that all money aint good money and the last thing I want is a baller. :nono: aint worth it.

    • OutsidetheBox

      Umm Mike Vick paid a restitution. He went to prison. This man.. he just got ppl talking trash to him on the innanets.

      Why he can't go away for a bit? Whats a season to a superstar?

    • Just Looking

      I'm not saying what he did was right, but as a parent. He has obligations....

      He was fined, then fired. Doesn't make much sense...He never stepped on field again.

      He not going to play for Ravens again, and he has to move etc... :shrug:

      Just my thoughts....

    • User Friendly

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Umm Mike Vick paid a restitution. He went to prison. This man.. he just got ppl talking trash to him on the innanets.

      Why he can’t go away for a bit? Whats a season to a superstar?
      ________________________

      but he lost his good job with benefits :violin:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      Maybe this was the plan all the time. Goddell suspend him indefinitely to appease to the women’s group, then he appeals, they will cite that they had already made a decision regarding the incident and had no choice but to let him back in. People would ask for the tape transcripts of what was said in June and those mysteriouly disappeared. Said it this man was not going anywhere cause when it comes to abuse when you make an example of one you have to do with the rest and the NFL is not going to be prosecuting their money makers for thumping a chick or two cause they think half the females are gold diggers anyways who should shut up and enjoy the perks of being a football wife/fiancee/girlfriend
      —————-

      :think:
      I could agree but the NFL has NEVER cared about no chick getting their azz beat. And yes, they know about 75% of the women with these football players are gold diggers and the other 25% are at least partial gold diggers.

      Hail, just two years ago a player KILLED his girlfriend and then himself....
      AND
      NO
      ONE
      CARED.
      :eek:

      Several things made this an "issue."
      -TMZ with all they dayum videos.
      -The stupid 2 game suspension
      -The cover up after the fact

      If this had been business as usual (no videos or cover up) he prolly wouldn't have been suspended AT ALL and there wouldn't have been any story (See Greg Hardy/Ray McDonald).

    • luVn_liFe…

      Meka gonna go crazy
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      @SASSY
      Usher said a few weeks ago in an interview On "all Access or total access"
      That he hopes if\when he Does get married again , MEKA will stop using his last name :tea:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Oh. Well that might be enough to convince him to stay hands off for 85.. or however much money he losing. Fukk respect for his wife, family, oh no the monies.. @Uf. Sorry. I be forgetting the context and order of importance.

    • http://gawker.com/the-booty-eating-renaissance-1633706123 VDot

      She said she has seen in her 16 years as a NFL wife, abuse occur regularly!

      __________

      I kid you not, I was in my basement over the weekend and came across a book I had called something along the lines of Domestic Violence and Public Athletes. I'ma have to look again when I get home. It was published in '97 so yeah, sadly, it's nothing new :no:

    • http://gawker.com/the-booty-eating-renaissance-1633706123 VDot

      That he hopes if\when he Does get married again , MEKA will stop using his last name

      _________

      :eyeroll: :bye: Usher. IF you didn't want her using your last name, you should have never gave it to her :tea:

    • sassyshe

      luVn_liFe... says:

      Meka gonna go crazy
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      @SASSY
      Usher said a few weeks ago in an interview On “all Access or total access”
      That he hopes if\when he Does get married again , MEKA will stop using his last name
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      NEVER. Meka one of them bishes that like to say they were the first. Dude done married 50 years to the next chick and they still say "well I was the first Mrs..."

    • sassyshe

      VDot says:

      She said she has seen in her 16 years as a NFL wife, abuse occur regularly!

      __________

      I kid you not, I was in my basement over the weekend and came across a book I had called something along the lines of Domestic Violence and Public Athletes. I’ma have to look again when I get home. It was published in ’97 so yeah, sadly, it’s nothing new
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      Professional athletes are the only other organization/profession to give officers a run for their money

    • JerseyGirl68

      :applause:

    • Just Looking

      :newpost: USHER

    • Savannah

      Usher that's y'all last name now.

    • User Friendly

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Oh. Well that might be enough to convince him to stay hands off for 85.. or however much money he losing. Fukk respect for his wife, family, oh no the monies.. @Uf. Sorry. I be forgetting the context and order of importance.
      ____________________

      girl, me and you are >>>>>HERE<<<<

      any incentive for him to keep his hands to himself and from going upside her head is good enough for me. so what if its a day late and a dollar short? he deserves as much fairness as he showed his wife. if she can take an L then so can he.

    • http://twitter.com/SayItaIntSoJoe8 Atypical

      Yea right. I think it's safe to say he's done with Baltimore. I think when what happened inside of the elevator went viral that's when his goose was cooked. Corporate sponsors don't want their brand associated with someone who beat the brakes off their wife. They didnt re suspend him because the tape shocked them,or it was even their first time seeing it. They re suspended him because ultimately keeping him on would negatively affected their coins.

    • http://gawker.com/the-booty-eating-renaissance-1633706123 VDot

      datsmdubya2u says:
      What would nicki say to the kids anyway? The best butt pads to buy?
      ^^^^^^
      How to get your salad tossed like Romaine?
      Where to get the best colored Wigs?
      Does Lil Wayne really smell how he looks?

      ______________

      :stop: Say what you want about Nicki but the girl is about her business :yes: She is VERY hands on with her brand . I read an interview where her people tell anyone who wants to work with her, don't think she's not going to be involved, she's very hands on and direct with her demands and expectactions. She got The Breakfast Club out of there one day, like :huh: I came here to market/promote my music and yall don't have my music set up to play/promote. Yall ain't watched the videos so we can discuss. FOH. I respect her approach to business, ESPECIALLY in such a male dominated industry :yes: Those kids can learn from her :yes:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :lol:

      :happy: B! :kiss:

    • User Friendly

      Usher. IF you didn’t want her using your last name, you should have never gave it to her
      __________________

      now that he has said that she aint never coming up off it.

    • WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink:

      VDot says:

      She said she has seen in her 16 years as a NFL wife, abuse occur regularly!

      __________

      I kid you not, I was in my basement over the weekend and came across a book I had called something along the lines of Domestic Violence and Public Athletes. I’ma have to look again when I get home. It was published in ’97 so yeah, sadly, it’s nothing new :no:
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      :yes: The profession will cover up anything that may hinder their money from flowing... at best try to trivialize it like its no big deal... I bet if someone did a tell all and asked the wives of just the last 5 years, prolly 95% would say they experienced or saw someone being abused!

    • User Friendly

      Say what you want about Nicki but the girl is about her business She is VERY hands on with her brand . I read an interview where her people tell anyone who wants to work with her, don’t think she’s not going to be involved, she’s very hands on and direct with her demands and expectactions. She got The Breakfast Club out of there one day, like I came here to market/promote my music and yall don’t have my music set up to play/promote. Yall ain’t watched the videos so we can discuss. FOH. I respect her approach to business, ESPECIALLY in such a male dominated industry Those kids can learn from her
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      so she be straight Beyonce-ing stuff? I hear that fly shyt! :champ: