Ray Rice RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ray & Janay Rice -- Handcuffed and Making Out After Elevator Fight

    TMZ.com "Ray Rice and then fiancee Janay Palmer were handcuffed the night of the Atlantic City elevator fight ... and even kissed each other in an elevator as police escorted them out of the casino. The surveillance video posted by ABC News shows cops seated with Ray and Janay at separate tables in the..." December 20

  • Documents show ESPN mischaracterized testimony from Rice appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, a kerfuffle erupted between the NFL and ESPN regarding an ESPN report that focused on one key portion of the Ray Rice appeal process. Specifically, the league accused ESPN of distorting the testimony and the evidence. The fight centered on the impression created by Don Van Natta,..." December 19

  • Ray Rice makes public appearance in Baltimore, hopes for 'second chances' after 'horrible mistake'

    Newark Star-Ledger "After being reinstated to the NFL and breaking his months-long silence on the "Today" show, former Rutgers and Ravens running back Ray Rice made a return to Baltimore on Wednesday. He was in attendance along with former Ravens teammate Torrey Smith at a Toys For Tots charity event. " December 18

  • Ray Rice grievance hearing vs. Ravens set for middle of January, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "Ray Rice's wrongful termination grievance hearing against the Ravens has been set for the middle of January, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Rice's hearing is set for Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 before an arbitrator. Rice's $35 million contract was terminated by the Ravens on..." December 10

  • Ravens deny giving Janay Rice a script for May press conference

    Pro Football Talk "Ray and Janay Rice have said plenty this week about the February 15 incident in a casino elevator and its aftermath. Among other things, Janay said that she was following a suggested script from the Ravens at the couple’s May 23 press conference. The Ravens have issued a statement denying that..." December 04

  • Ray Rice makes his case for a ‘second chance’ in NFL

    New York Post "Ray Rice was reinstated to the NFL on Friday, but the former Ravens running back knows it is possible he may never play football again after being caught on video hitting his then-fiancée — now his wife — in an elevator in Atlantic City in February. Since Rice won his appeal of an indefinite..." December 03

  • Ray Rice seeks 'second chance' for NFL; admits mistake for not apologizing to Janay

    Today.com "On Monday, we heard from Janay Rice, about that February night in an Atlantic City elevator, when her then-fiancé Ray Rice knocked her unconscious in an assault that was caught on camera. In an interview that aired on TODAY Tuesday, Ray Rice spoke to Matt Lauer about the elevator incident, his..." December 02

  • Janay Rice -- The Ravens Betrayed Us

    TMZ.com "Janay Rice says she's furious with the Baltimore Ravens -- telling Matt Lauer she feels completely betrayed by the NFL team for the way they hung Ray out to dry after the elevator incident. During Part 1 of her interview with the "Today" show (which aired this morning), Janay explains that she..." December 02

  • Ray Rice wins the appeal of his suspension

    Pro Football Talk "Now that’s what the NFLPA would call independence and neutrality. Per a league source, former U.S. Judge Barbara S. Jones has rejected the NFL’s indefinite suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice. In her designated role as the hearing officer for Rice’s appeal of his suspension, Judge Jones..." November 29

  • Ray Rice -- Fantasy Football Boom ... Becomes #1 Added Player in Minutes

    TMZ.com "Didn't take long for Fantasy Football owners to forgive Ray Rice -- because just hours after he was reinstated, Ray has become the MOST picked up player in Yahoo! fantasy leagues. As we previously reported, Ray's fantasy stock sank like a stone after TMZ Sports published the inside-the-elevator..." November 29

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Ray Rice has been reinstated by Judge Barbara Jones, source says. Appeal won.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Not enough NFL news for the day before Thanksgiving? Hearing there's a chance we get Barbara Jones' decision on Ray Rice's appeal today.

  • Timing of Rice ruling could drive reaction to it

    Pro Football Talk "On Sunday, multiple reports suggested that former U.S. Judge Barbara S. Jones could issue a ruling in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension as soon as Monday. Now that it’s Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, a ruling adverse to the NFL’s interests would be less unwelcome over the next two..." November 25

  • Will Ray Rice return to the NFL? It's too late, according to some NFL personnel men

    Newark Star-Ledger "While former Baltimore Raven and one-time Rutgers standout running back Ray Rice awaits re-enstatement to the NFL, he may not find a job once he is eligible. According to three personnel men from three different teams it's too late into the season for Rice to come in and contribute..." November 19

  • Source: Colts have no interest in adding Rice

    ESPN.com "Despite losing running back Ahmad Bradshaw for the season, the AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts would have no interest in signing Ray Rice as a potential replacement once the player is reinstated to the NFL, a team source said. Colts coach Chuck Pagano was defensive coordinator of the..." November 18

  • Final briefs in Ray Rice suspension appeal are due today

    Baltimore Sun "Final briefs from lawyers involved in Ray Rice's suspension appeal are due today, and former federal judge Barbara S. Jones is expected to hand down her ruling within the next 10 days, according to sources with knowledge of the case. The former Ravens running back is seeking reinstatement from..." November 13

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    Outside The Lines @OTLonESPN

    SOURCES: Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome testifies Rice told Goodell he (Rice) hit fiancee in elevator. Contradicts Goodell’s assertion of ambiguity

  • Reports: Goodell testifies for two hours on Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "The first leak has emerged from the Ray Rice appeal hearing. Even though it’s not much of a leak. Per multiple reports (which means that there’s someone who’s talking to multiple reporters), Commissioner Roger Goodell testified for two hours on Wednesday. Most of the questions were asked by..." November 06

  • Roger Goodell's power to be tested in Ray Rice appeal

    USA Today "Roger Goodell's authority as NFL commissioner is on trial starting Wednesday as part of Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite ban from the league. And one of Goodell's top executives said he raises the issue with his embattled boss. "I'll ask the question, 'Hey, how much power, how much influence..." November 05

  • Ray Rice & Janay -- We're Praying for the Jerks ... Mocking Us for Halloween

    TMZ.com "Ray Rice and his wife Janay are fully aware of the Ray Rice costumes that have been surfacing this Halloween -- and they're telling friends they're simply praying for the people mocking them. You've seen the pics -- people dressed up as Ray dragging around an inflatable Janay in an effort to..." October 29

  • Judge rules Goodell must testify in Rice case

    ESPN.com "Roger Goodell will be forced to testify at the hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by a judge's ruling, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday. ESPN and multiple media reports said on Tuesday that the hearing will be heard Nov. 5-6. Rice was suspended..." October 23

  • Ray Rice files grievance against Ravens, claims wrongful termination

    SB Nation "The former running back is also awaiting a hearing to appeal his suspension from the NFL. Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice officially filed a grievance against his former team, citing wrongful termination, per a report. The move was expected from Rice, who is now fighting back..." October 22

  • Rice appeal hearing set for November 5-6

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, the Ray Rice appeal hearing tentatively was set for early November. The tentative has now become more definite. Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that the hearing will occur on November 5 and 6. Like every other legal proceeding that’s ever been scheduled, the dates could be..." October 21

  • Ray Rice asks NFLPA to fast-track suspension appeal

    USA Today "An investigation into the NFL's handling and pursuit of evidence in the Ray Rice assault case isn't expected to be completed for months, and it now appears likely Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension could be resolved first. Rice spoke recently with the NFL Players Association and asked..." October 09

  • NFL's investigation of Ray Rice case could take 'several' months

    USA Today "New York Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday the investigation into the NFL's handling and pursuit of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case will probably take "another several months." Asked if that means former FBI director Robert Mueller's report might not come until after the..." October 09

  • NFL appoints judge to hear Rice appeal

    Covers.com "The NFL appointed former United States District Judge Barbara S. Jones to handle the appeal case filed by the NFL Players Association on Ray Rice's behalf. Commissioner Roger Goodell was required by the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement to consult with NFLPA executive director..." October 02

  • NFL, NFLPA agree to neutral arbitrator in Ray Rice's appeal

    Baltimore Sun "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice. No hearing date or hearing officer have been determined yet, though, as talks continue between NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith..." September 30

  • NFL: 'Absolutely no evidence' it received Ray Rice tape in April

    CBSSports.com "The Associated Press reported Thursday night that a law enforcement official claims to have sent a surveillance video -- showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face in an Atlantic City elevator -- to the NFL in April, addressing the tape to league security chief Jeffrey Miller. Later..." September 27

  • Ray Rice video sent to NFL offices in April, addressed to security chief

    CBSSports.com "A law enforcement official told the Associated Press Thursday that he sent the surveillance video showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face and knocking her unconscious to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April. Miller denied that he had..." September 26

  • NFLPA to begin their own investigation of Ray Rice case

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to push back Ray Rice’s appeal for his indefinite suspension. But the union wants to have its own look at the case. The NFLPA just sent out a release saying they’ve retained their own counsel “to conduct our investigation surrounding the due process, discipline,..." September 24

  • Ravens owner: Rice camp manufactured OTL story

    ESPN.com "Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has refuted an ESPN report into the team's handling of Ray Rice's domestic abuse case, claiming that the story was "manufactured" around the accounts of the running back's inner circle. Bisciotti addressed the ESPN "Outside the Lines" report during a news..." September 23

  • Technically, league is running out of time on Rice appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Ten days ago, the NFL indefinitely suspended running back Ray Rice. Last Tuesday, Rice appealed the suspension. Six days later, Commissioner Roger Goodell still hasn’t appointed a hearing officer, and no progress has been made toward establishing a date for the appeal. That could soon..." September 22

  • Rice case: purposeful misdirection by team, scant investigation by NFL

    ESPN.com "The seven-month scandal that is threatening Roger Goodell's future as NFL commissioner began with an unexpected phone call in the early morning hours on a Saturday in February. Just hours after running back Ray Rice knocked out his then-fiancée with a left hook at the Revel Hotel Casino in..." September 20

  • NFL won’t reinstate Rice pending appeal

    Pro Football Talk "In most cases, a player’s suspension doesn’t become final until he has exhausted his appeal rights. In the case of indefinitely suspended running back Ray Rice, that’s not the case. The NFL contends that Rice remains suspended until his appeal is resolved, or until his suspension..." September 17

  • NFLPA files Ray Rice appeal

    Pro Football Talk "As expected (but a day later than expected), the NFLPA has filed an appeal of the NFL’s indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. “This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players,” the NFLPA said in a statement. “The NFLPA appeal is based on supporting facts..." September 17

  • Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Ray Rice hasn’t said or done much since he was cut by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL last Monday. This Monday, he’ll say plenty. According to multiple league sources, Rice will appeal the indefinite suspension on Monday. The appeal will be handled by the NFLPA and by an..." September 15

  • Ray Rice deal: Less than 1 percent get it in NJ

    ESPN.com "The pretrial intervention program offered to Ray Rice in the assault case involving his wife was granted in less than 1 percent of all domestic violence assault cases from 2010-13 that were resolved, according to New Jersey Judiciary data obtained Friday by "Outside the Lines." Rice and his..." September 13

  • League says video was “starkly different” than Rice’s version

    Pro Football Talk "Well, now we have an explanation. It just needs an explanation. According to Jane McManus of ESPN.com, the NFL informed Ray Rice that it increased his suspension from two games to indefinite because the video they eventually saw showed a “starkly different” sequence of events than what Rice..." September 12

  • Ray Rice supporters still evident at Ravens game

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens offered a trade-in program for Ray Rice jerseys, a good call after he was released and suspended indefinitely for punching his wife in the face. But some Ravens fans — including several women — were still proudly wearing them last night. Via the Associated Press, there were still..." September 12

  • Ray Rice told Goodell in June Meeting that he hit fiancee

    ESPN.com "Ray Rice told NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on June 16 that he punched then-fiancee in a casino elevator, four sources have told "Outside the Lines," an assertion that contradicts Goodell's statement this week that "when we met with Ray Rice and his representatives, it was ambiguous about what..." September 11

  • Roger Goodell was at the Masters when the Ray Rice tape was sent

    CBSSports.com "Take a look at that date on the photo above. Go ahead, I'll wait. April 9, 2014, is correct. So what's special about that date? Well, it was the day before the 2014 Masters started but apparently it was also the day something else was going on with a different sport. NFL commissioner..." September 11

  • Jets’ Michael Vick to reach out to Ray Rice

    New York Post "As a veteran of raging controversy himself, Michael Vick wanted Ray Rice to know Wednesday he has an experienced shoulder to lean on. Vick didn’t condone Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious on the video that got the Ravens running back released and suspended this week, but Vick says Rice..." September 11

  • Prosecutor explains decision to grant Ray Rice PTI

    Press of Atlantic City "Ray Rice never would have faced jail time in the assault that knocked his now-wife unconscious, even if he had gone to trial, the Atlantic County prosecutor said Wednesday, breaking his silence on the case for the first time. TMZ’s release of a video showing Rice punch Janay Palmer inside a..." September 11

  • Former FBI director will head investigation into NFL's handling of Ray Rice situation

    Yahoo! Sports "Finally, there should be some real answers to how the NFL handled the Ray Rice situation. The league, through a statement by spokeman Greg Aiello, said former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III has been hired to investigate the league's handling of the domestic violence incident with Rice, a..." September 11

  • Ray Rice's wife: How could you do this to me? I'm the mother of your kid

    CBSSports.com "Since the night Ray Rice was arrested on Feb. 15, there's been two videos released. One video shows Rice punching his then-fiancee and the other video shows Rice dragging an unconscious Janay Palmer out of an elevator. What wasn't clear before Wednesday is what happened immediately before and..." September 11

  • Report: Ravens knew Rice's lawyer had copy of tape, didn't ask for it

    CBSSports.com "Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti on Tuesday said the team stopped trying to obtain the Ray Rice elevator surveillance tape and that the decision had been a mistake. But ABC News reported Wednesday evening that the team knew shortly after Ray Rice hit Janay Rice that a video from inside the elevator..." September 10

  • Looks like Ray Rice's high school is cutting ties with him, too

    Fox Sports "It’s been a long week of organizations separating themselves from Ray Rice. First the Baltimore Ravens. Then the NFL. Oh, and EA Sports and Nike, too. And now one of his alma maters, New Rochelle (N.Y.) High School, is on that list. That’s where Rice got his start, but now his legacy there..." September 10

  • Report: NFL Received Ray Rice Video In April

    Deadspin.com "According to the Associated Press, the NFL in April received a DVD containing the surveillance video of Ray Rice slugging his fiancée, despite Roger Goodell claiming repeatedly that no one in the league had seen it before this week. From Rob Maaddi at the AP: A law enforcement official says..." September 10

  • Roger Goodell: 'No one in the NFL' saw second Ray Rice video

    CBSSports.com "In his first interview since former Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL, Roger Goodell told CBS This Morning he never saw the second tape of Rice striking his wife before Monday. "No one in the NFL [saw the second video] to my knowledge," Goodell said. "And I..." September 10

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Goodell on Ray Rice ever playing again: "I don't rule that out, but we would have to be fully confident he is addressing this issue."