Ray Rice's suspension will begin Aug. 30 and he will be eligible for reinstatement on Monday, Sept. 12.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended two games without pay by the NFL for his offseason arrest on assault charges.
Though Rice avoided prosecution after he was arrested in February and charged with simple assault-domestic violence following an incident with then-fiancee Janay Palmer at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, the NFL said Thursday he was in violation of the league's personal conduct policy.
Rice was also fined an additional game check. His suspension will begin Aug. 30 and he will be eligible for reinstatement on Monday, Sept. 12, following the Ravens' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is eligible to participate in all aspects of training camp and preseason games.
Goodell, media both fail when it comes to Rice penalty
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
It's a specious and ill-informed argument but the end game reaches the proper landing point.
That's enough for most but it shouldn't be.
If you fire up the Google machine to gauge reaction to Roger Goodell's two- game suspension of Ray Rice for domestic abuse, you might see accusations like the NFL thinks smoking weed or abusing Adderall is worse than knocking your then-fiancee and now wife out cold before dragging her unconscious body off an Atlantic City casino elevator.