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On the day Ray Rice was due to return to the Ravens after his two-game suspension ended, the NFL officially imposed an indefinite suspension on the currently unemployed running back.

After a week of conflicting reports and comments and off-the-record quotes regarding whether Rice lied to the Commissioner, the Commissioner has informed Rice that he essentially lied to the Commissioner. But Rice hasn’t been suspended for lying to the Commissioner; Rice has been suspended a second time for something the NFL knew or should have known Rice did.

For that reason alone, the NFLPA must file a grievance appealing the NFL’s effort to suspend Rice a second time for the same conduct. The NFL had the information, or easily could have gotten the information, necessary for concluding that Rice did what the video shows he did — Rice struck Janay Palmer Rice and knocked her out.

No matter what anyone thinks of Rice or what he did, Rice has rights. And if those rights aren’t defended, a bad precedent will be set, allowing the NFL the unilateral ability to conjure a Mulligan whenever an initial suspension is criticized and some new piece of evidence that they should have had in the first place (and maybe did have) is leaked to the public. For the same reason the NFLPA is fighting the Patriots’ effort to not pay money owed to tight end Aaron Hernandez, the NFLPA must fight this apparent effort to suspend Rice a second time for the same set of facts.

If/when (when) the NFLPA files an appeal, the process of resolving it could generate potentially useful information about what the Ravens and the NFL knew, and when they knew it. With the investigator hired by the league necessarily not independent by virtue of his firm’s many tentacles with the NFL and its teams, the appeal hearing could result in the dissemination of documents and the generation of testimony that will shed considerable light on many of the questions the league has avoided answering.

Things also could get interesting in light of the fact that the NFL essentially has called out Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome, a Hall of Fame player who deserves a second bust for his work as a personnel executive. Newsome said Rice didn’t lie. The league says, essentially, that Rice did.

Lining up with the league on this issue are Ravens president **** Cass and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. As the appeal moves forward and these men have their versions of the events explored and developed and challenged by lawyers probing for any sign of inaccuracy or untruth, Newsome ultimately may have to decide whether he wants to continue to work for a team and a league that would twist the truth, as he sees it, so desperately and completely in order to conceal the notion that they knew **** well what Ray Rice did when the league suspended him only two games and when the team publicly wrapped its arms around Rice, in part via an article from P.R. guru Kevin Byrne that has yet to be deleted from the team’s website.

By the time you read this, that article likely will be brushed under the same rug where the rest of the unvarnished truth resides. With an investigator who isn’t really independent supposedly lifting all rugs and turning all stones, it’s good to know that the NFL’s effort to suspend Rice a second time will provoke an appeal process that may stumble upon what actually transpired.

NFLPA strikes again (one one says anything). They dont care about justice. They just wanna get one of the boys off.

Goodell is thrown under the bus, so the PA do all thier normal evil dirty work without question.

When is the government gonna investigate them?

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If Goodel goes down, the PA will get Rice back allowed to play.

Tell your wives and girlfriends who you support now. If no one is left to stop the PA. Rice will be allowed to return to the NFL. You cant have it both ways. Either you support Goodell on taking out the trash with Rice or Goodell goes down and the evil manipulation of the PA saves Rice.

Everyone is gonna have dirty hands with this one.

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the rule put into effect by the NFL specifies a 6 game suspension for first offense, not indefinite suspension

I hope the guy never plays another down in the NFL, but if the NFLPA does not challenge the arbitrary enforcement of the NFL's rules by the NFL then they create a legal precedent of accepting it

if you don't like the results of your own rule, still follow the rule and change it for next time

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the rule put into effect by the NFL specifies a 6 game suspension for first offense, not indefinite suspension

I hope the guy never plays another down in the NFL, but if the NFLPA does not challenge the arbitrary enforcement of the NFL's rules by the NFL then they create a legal precedent of accepting it

if you don't like the results of your own rule, still follow the rule and change it for next time

Maybe she tripped and fell into his fist while he tried to catch her.

The fact is the NFLPA wants to get off someone for hitting a women. The PA if they didnt agree should have voiced from the start for a harsher punishment. Something the PA never does for anything.

You can bet the PA even considered trying to appeal the 2 weeks.

There is no way the rules that the PA are trying to defend is lock tight. They found all kinds of loopholes in the Bounty gate stuff. The entire D was involved but only the D capts got any form of punishment. Even then it was back to 2 weeks if any. On flawed evidence.

There has to be clause that say "yes the player did to much this needs to be reevaluated". Like hernadez. At first all the evidence wasnt present for anyone to much a final choice. If new evidence presents itself, then a upgrade on the punishment or downgrade should be considered.

There is no way these lawyers didnt not add some wording to do that. If the PA wanted they could make the punishment stick. But NO they lie worse than Goodell and no one ever investigates them. They always get players away with murder.

Is there anything in the NFL you can really get a ban for life for doing? What happened to playing in the NFL is a privilege? Oh yeah the NFLPA happened, they made it every players right.

Keep in mind, this is probably not the first time he was abusive. We dont know what he does at how from mental or physical abuse. But 2 games is what he is deemed and entitled to and the PA will go after to enforce.

better yet, dont we just love the timing of it. The PA waits for the flames to get all focused on Goodell in the witch hunt so know one seems them doing their evil deeds. But DaNIGHT See`s them and they got scoop`ed.

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Maybe she tripped and fell into his fist while he tried to catch her.

The fact is the NFLPA wants to get off someone for hitting a women. The PA if they didnt agree should have voiced from the start for a harsher punishment. Something the PA never does for anything.

You can bet the PA even considered trying to appeal the 2 weeks.

There is no way the rules that the PA are trying to defend is lock tight. They found all kinds of loopholes in the Bounty gate stuff. The entire D was involved but only the D capts got any form of punishment. Even then it was back to 2 weeks if any. On flawed evidence.

There has to be clause that say "yes the player did to much this needs to be reevaluated". Like hernadez. At first all the evidence wasnt present for anyone to much a final choice. If new evidence presents itself, then a upgrade on the punishment or downgrade should be considered.

There is no way these lawyers didnt not add some wording to do that. If the PA wanted they could make the punishment stick. But NO they lie worse than Goodell and no one ever investigates them. They always get players away with murder.

Is there anything in the NFL you can really get a ban for life for doing? What happened to playing in the NFL is a privilege? Oh yeah the NFLPA happened, they made it every players right.

Keep in mind, this is probably not the first time he was abusive. We dont know what he does at how from mental or physical abuse. But 2 games is what he is deemed and entitled to and the PA will go after to enforce.

better yet, dont we just love the timing of it. The PA waits for the flames to get all focused on Goodell in the witch hunt so know one seems them doing their evil deeds. But DaNIGHT See`s them and they got scoop`ed.

Post is full O win.

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Unions have to fight for rights even it when it involves the scourge (unions protect the good and people in their unions) of the earth! WFW along with owning two businesses also worked in two unions so he know what he speaketh of!

wfw is right.

If the union doesnt file this, Ray Rice could sue the union. And he would win.

This is ALL about justice. Just let it play out.

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I'm just waiting for another angle of that knockout video to be released, so Goodell can ban him for life.. since he seems to just be stacking punishments on Rice, for that same, first offense.

We're fans and like the media, we are stupid as ****.....and are filled with all kinds of kneejerk reactions. Goodell is the head of the NFL, he is not supposed to act on impulses or allow himself swayed so easily by the media. He set the initial suspension for 2 games. If anything, he should have just upped that suspension to 6 games, to meet the requirements of his own new domestic violence policy.. not skip it all and just ban the guy indefinitely as if it was his second offense.

Hardy for example.... with his misdemeanor assault.. it may be a few days or a few months before he is up for suspension... probably depending on the jury.. I'm curious if Goodell will abide by his new policy, or skip it and ban Hardy indefinitely... just because the media tells him he should?

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