Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Reinstated Immediately To NFL

Source: Sports Illustrated
Former Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal and been reinstated by the NFL, according to multiple reports. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was first to report the news.

The judge who made the ruling in the case believed Rice did not lie to the NFL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Though he has been reinstated, Rice is not currently under contract with an NFL team, having been released after TMZ published a video of Rice striking his wife in a casino elevator.

Rice’s two-day appeal hearing ended on Nov. 6. Judge Barbara Jones had been reviewing the case since then, before making her ruling Friday.

Goodell suspended Rice for two games after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. Goodell then suspended Rice indefinitely after the elevator video was released. That indefinite suspension has been overturned by the appeal.

– Dan Gartland