Ray Rice's Indefinite NFL Suspension Overturned

Ray Rice - H 2014
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Ray Rice - H 2014

The former Baltimore Ravens player won his appeal of the ban, set after video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee

Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.

The appeal was heard earlier this month by former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones. She was deciding whether the NFL overstepped its authority in modifying Rice's two-game suspension, making it indefinite after video of the Baltimore Ravens running back punching his fiancee — now his wife — became public.

Rice was released by the Ravens, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made the suspension indefinite shortly after the video was made public.

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