Ray Rice RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ray Rice deserves second chance, says anti-violence group

    ESPN "The co-founders of A Call To Men, a national organization that encourages men to end violence against women, are advocating that former Ravens running back Ray Rice be given a second chance in the NFL. Tony Porter and Ted Bunch, co-founders of A Call To Men, each of whom has worked with Rice..." July 28

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Seeking the same chance provided Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, Ray Rice and supporters including Greg Schiano have been calling #NFL teams

  • Former Ravens RB Ray Rice ramps up efforts to resume career

    ESPN "Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice wants the same opportunity to resume his NFL career as Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy had -- both of whom missed nearly the entire 2014 season for off-field transgressions that embarrassed the league. According to sources directly involved, Rice and..." July 24

  • Former Ravens' rusher Ray Rice still not getting any love from teams

    Baltimore Beat Down "think even the most diehard Ray Rice hater would have expected that he would have gotten a phone call from some team. Yet, reports are floating around that he isn't getting any attention. Which is surprising given that guys like Greg Hardy have gotten a reduction in their suspension and a..." July 14

  • Still no interest in Ray Rice

    Pro Football Talk "Three years ago this month, running back Ray Rice signed a contract with the Ravens that paid him $24 million over the first eight months. In the eight months since Rice’s indefinite suspension was overturned, Rice hasn’t gotten a single sniff from any of the NFL’s 32 teams. Plenty of people..." July 06

  • When will Ray Rice get another chance?

    Baltimore Beat Down "There has to be a line somewhere. A line where the punishment stops, and the path to redemption begins. No one on this site, nor any sports fan condones domestic violence, but every man and woman, regardless of their transgression, deserves another chance.. Michael Vick got his. So have many,..." June 02

  • If Buffalo Bills won't sign Ray Rice, will anyone in the NFL?

    Yahoo! Sports "The saga has gone on so long, with no real development for months, that it's easy to forget running back Ray Rice is still trying to get an NFL job. Don Banks at Sports Illustrated had an interesting piece last week, polling an array of NFL sources to see if they thought Rice would play again...." June 01

  • Ray Rice not on Buffalo Bills' radar

    ESPN "After winning his appeal of an indefinite NFL suspension last December, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is eligible to play but hasn't signed with any team as July's training camps approach. In a Sports Illustrated article published last week, an unnamed "high-level club..." June 01

  • DeMaurice Smith suggests Ray Rice is being blackballed

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith thinks it doesn’t speak well for the NFL that no team is willing to give Ray Rice another chance. Smith told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that Rice, who is not suspended and is eligible to play as soon as a team signs him, would be back in the NFL if..." May 29

  • Domestic violence charges dropped against Ray Rice

    CBS Sports "Domestic violence charges were dropped against former Ravens running back Ray Rice on Thursday, per ABC News Radio. Rice hit his then fiance in an Atlantic City casino elevator, knocking her unconscious. Surveillance video was released showing him dragging her unconscious body off the elevator...." May 21

  • Report: Ray Rice getting ‘legitimate interest’ from handful of teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could be getting another shot in the NFL in the near future. According to TMZ, Rice has received “legitimate interest” from a handful of teams this offseason. He has reportedly met with multiple teams and received positive feedback, with one NFL..." April 28

  • Ray Rice says video of him beating Janay Palmer doesn’t truly represent who he is, longs for return to NFL

    New York Daily News "In his latest desperate attempt to revive his battered image, Ray Rice insisted that the "gruesome" beating he once delivered to his now-wife has given the world the wrong impression. And the former NFL running back insisted that his critics "just don't know who I am." In what appeared to be a..." April 07

  • Former Ravens running back Ray Rice selling his Baltimore home

    Baltimore Sun "Former Ravens running back Ray Rice's Reisterstown home is under contract, according to real estate records. The five-bedroom residence was listed for $899,000, and a contract was reached shortly after it was listed. The closing is scheduled for April. The Colonial style three-level custom..." March 27

  • Caldwell: Ray Rice is not a fit for Lions

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions have a hole at running back that they need to fill through the NFL draft or free agency, but coach Jim Caldwell said today that his former player Ray Rice is not a candidate to take that spot "I don't foresee that, to be plain and simple," Caldwell said at the NFL owners..." March 26

  • John Harbaugh hopes Ray Rice gets another opportunity in NFL

    USA Today "Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is in limbo and the question remains: Will last year's face of domestic violence in the NFL ever get a second chance to play again? With free agency already thinned to the second wave and the draft just a month away, is the door closed on Rice,..." March 24

  • Ngata: Rice would be "great addition" to Lions

    CSN Baltimore "With Justin Forsett re-signed by the Ravens and DeMarco Murray landed in Philadelphia, the free agent pool of running backs is thinning considerably. Yet one player who remains very much available is Ray Rice, who has been a free agent since late November, when he won his appeal against the..." March 13

  • Ray Rice: ‘I see why people commit suicide’

    New York Post "Nearly one year after becoming the poster child for the NFL’s image problem, and five months after the Ravens terminated his contract, Ray Rice says he is humbled. The three-time Pro Bowl running back sparked a national debate on domestic violence following the release of surveillance video..." March 02

  • Ray Rice: 'I'm optimistic that I'll get a second chance' in the NFL

    Fox Sports "Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice said he was "optimistic" he'd get a chance to play in the NFL again a year after he was charged with assaulting his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino in 2014. In a lengthy interview with The Baltimore Sun, Rice said he realized..." March 01

  • Ray Rice won’t be attending veteran combine

    Pro Football Talk "With the offseason maximum roster size at 90 players per team, a total of 2,880 jobs currently are available. Like Michael Sam and Vince Young, running back Ray Rice hasn’t received an offer for one of them. Unlike Sam and Young, Rice won’t be working out for teams next month. Per a source..." February 28

  • Ray Rice releases statement apologizing for “the horrible mistake I made”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been almost exactly a year since former Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested after striking his fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator, leading to a disciplinary response from the NFL and Ravens criticized as too soft even before a video displaying exactly what happened came to light early..." February 13

  • Ray Rice grievance settled, Ravens wish former RB 'the best'

    USA Today "After settling a grievance with disgraced former running back Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens say the organization is ready to move forward from a dark moment in franchise history. "The Ravens agreed to resolve the grievance with Ray Rice," Ravens president Dick Cass said in a statement Friday...." January 17

  • Report: Ray Rice, Ravens settle grievance

    SI "The Baltimore Ravens and former running back Ray Rice have settled their grievance over salary that Rice felt was owed to him after the team released him, reports Pro Football Talk. According to the report, because the word "settle" was used, that means money was paid to Rice. Rice could..." January 15

  • Ray Rice grievance hearing against Ravens starts Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "On the same day the in-elevator video showing running back Ray Rice’s assault on his then-fiancée (now wife) emerged, the Ravens cut Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely, less than an hour apart. In November, a former federal judge scuttled the NFL’s action against Rice. On Thursday,..." January 15

  • Robert Mueller -- NFL Ran a Half-Ass Investigation Into Ray Rice

    TMZ "Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has just released his report about his 4-month investigation into the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice situation ... and essentially says the NFL dropped the ball. We concluded there was substantial information about the incident even without the in-elevator..." January 09

  • Report shows NFL never saw video

    ESPN "The NFL was deemed to have never previously seen the Ray Rice in-elevator video, according to findings released Thursday by an independent investigation led by Robert Mueller. "We found no evidence that anyone at the NFL had or saw the in-elevator video before it was publicly shown. We also..." January 08

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

    TMZ "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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

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