Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of an indefinite suspension and has been reinstated to the NFL.
Rice is now eligible to sign with any NFL team.
Running back Ray Rice is eligible to sign with any NFL team after winning an appeal of his indefinite suspension.
An NFL spokesman, when asked by ESPN’s Andrew Brandt if the league would pursue any further action against Rice, said: “We, of course, accept the ruling as binding.”
Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy after a video of him hitting his then-fiancée was released publicly. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell originally had suspended the running back for two games.
A source who has read the decision told ESPN investigative reporter Don Van Natta Jr. that U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, who heard Rice’s appeal earlier this month, concluded Rice did not lie or mislead the NFL.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome testified under oath Nov. 6 in the appeal hearing that he heard the former Baltimore running back tell Goodell during his June 16 disciplinary hearing that he had hit his then-fiancée in a casino hotel elevator, sources told “Outside the Lines.”
Rice also testified, as did his wife, Janay. Details of what Rice and his wife testified to Nov. 6 and what Goodell said Nov. 5 were not released to ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” because of a gag order that Jones imposed. But sources said Newsome backed Rice’s previous accounts of what he told Goodell. Goodell spent the majority of his time testifying under cross-examination by outside union attorney Jeffrey Kessler, sources said.
Rice, 27, is a three-time Pro Bowler and helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII. He rushed for 6,180 yards and 37 touchdowns in six seasons with Baltimore.
Ravens receiver Torrey Smith tweeted his support of his former teammate.
According to a Twitter message from Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest that may be the case. Tip posted a tweet on November 26 that asked his followers to welcome Lil Tunechi (aka Wayne) to the Zulus.
The New York native has long been associated with the Hip Hop awareness group started by the legendary Afrika Bambaataa. Q-Tip’s next album is currently scheduled to be titled The Last Zulu.
If Wayne has teamed with the Zulu Nation, he joins other prominent rappers with close ties to the worldwide movement like Rakim, KRS-One, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, De La Soul, and many more.
Police Officer Darren Wilson — the suburban St. Louis patrolman who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in early August – will not face criminal charges in the controversial shooting death, a grand jury has decided.
Cleveland police shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was allegedly carrying an “airsoft” toy gun at a recreation center, police said. Tamir Rice, who was shot in the torso and went into surgery Saturday, died Sunday morning, police said. Two officers were placed on administrative leave.
Police said the officers were responding to a report of a person waving a gun around at a playground at the Cudell Recreation Center about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tamir was shot after he allegedly refused to put his hands up and reached in his waistband for what appeared to be a handgun, police said.
As women continue to come forward with allegations that the comedian/actor raped them, one former NBC employee now claims to have aided in his supposed womanization. Frank Scotti, who worked as facilities manager for the network, sat down with the NY Daily News and claimed that he helped Cosby pay women off with $2,000 monthly payments “all over the United States and Europe.”
Working with Cosby during his The Cosby Show run from 1984-92, Scotti described standing guard at Cosby’s dressing room while he entertained women. Stating that he had never seen any abuse actually take place, Scotti admits that he was “suspicious.” He also remarked that he decided to come forward after decades because “felt sorry for the women.” Scotti also said that Cosby had an arrangement with a modeling agency to “deliver” women to his dressing room, some as young as 16 years old.
The family of Whitney Houston has expressed much disapproval over the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the late singer. The family protests that no one making the film really knew Houston, and are concerned the movie will misrepresent her relationship with husband Bobby Brown. Actress Angela Bassett, who is directing the movie and knew Houston professionally, has defended the movie and has been regularly retweeting fan support.
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After rapping about wanting to punch Lana Del Rey during his “Shady Cxvpher” performance, Em took a swipe at Iggy Azalea on the new Bad Meets Evil track “Vegas” from the Shady XV compilation.
So swallow my pride, you’re lucky just to follow my ride/If I let you run alongside the Humvee/Unless you’re Nicki, grab you by the wrist, let’s ski/So what’s it gonna be/Put that shit away, Iggy/You don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me.
I was NOT taking advantage of by Mr. Cosby when I was on the Cosby Show! I was practically a baby on that show and this is truly a disgusting rumor that I want no part of! Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!
Do You Still Think Bill Is Guilty???
As rape accusations continue to surface surrounding Bill Cosby, there is pressure mounting on NBC to scuttle a planned TV sitcom that was supposed to mark the comic’s triumphant return to the network.
But not even a laugh track is going to be able to drown out the chorus of accusers that have come forward since comedian Hannibal Buress called the 77-year-old TV legend a “rapist” while performing a stand-up routine in Philadelphia last month.
Arizona mother who left two of her kids in a hot car during a job interview spent thousands of dollars in donation money “to finish her baby daddy’s rap album,” a former supporter claims.