NFLPA formally files appeal of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension

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Ray Rice and janay RiceBy Frank Schwab

The NFL Players Association was put in a tough spot with former Ravens running back Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension. It’s safe to assume it didn’t want to appear to be condoning domestic violence. But there’s also good reason to believe that Rice’s rights as a union member were violated by commissioner Roger Goodell as he tried to make up for his own mistakes.

The NFLPA officially filed an appeal on behalf of Rice on Tuesday, with a carefully worded statement that made it clear it was protecting the rights of “all NFL players,” not necessarily siding with Rice and his actions:

“Today, the NFL Players Association formally filed an appeal of the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice by the NFL. This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players.

“The NFLPA appeal is based on supporting facts that reveal…

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