Baltimore Ravens Running Back, Ray Rice, was reinstated to the NFL after winning an appeal in court.
Rice had been suspended since September 8th for punching his wife in at Atlantic City Casino (in February.)
According to the NFLPA, “This decision is a victory for a disciplinary process that is fair and transparent. This union will always stand up and fight for the due process rights of our players. While we take no pleasure in seeing a decision that confirms what we have been saying about the commissioner’s office acting arbitrarily, we hope that this will bring the NFL owners to the collective bargaining table to fix a broken process.”
Rice has initially been suspended for a couple games after the incident took place, but later, after the video footage was released, it was decided he violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy, so he was banned indefinitely.
According to a statement released by the NFLPA, Rice says, “I would like to thank Judge Barbara Jones, the NFL Players Association, my attorneys, agents, advisors, family, friends and fans – but most importantly, my wife Janay…I made an inexcusable mistake and accept full responsibility for my actions. I am thankful that there was a proper appeals process in place to address this issue. I will continue working hard to improve myself and be the best husband, father and friend, while giving back to my community and helping others to learn from my mistakes.”
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