When the Ravens and former star running back Ray Rice reached a settlement on his wrongful termination grievance in January, the financial details were undisclosed.
The sides wound up settling for $1.588 million, according to sources.
Rice was seeking back pay from his $3.529 million base salary for the 2014 season. The settlement was agreed upon in advance of a hearing before NFL system arbitrator Shyam Das.
Rice's $35 million contract was terminated in September after a graphic video surfaced of his domestic violence incident. He filed the grievance in October.
Rice was paid a total of $26.588 million on the contract that was signed in July 2012, which included a $15 million signing bonus.
The Ravens were holding $1.44 million against the salary cap since the grievance was filed. The Ravens are $4.604 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $143.28 million heading into free agency on March 10 and the start of the 2015 league year.
After settling in January, the Ravens released...Read more
It may have been lost in what is the marathon of mediocrity that is college football bowl week, but Memphis' double-overtime triumph over Brigham Young in the Miami Beach Bowl on Dec. 22 was arguably one of the best games of the season.
And then there was a fight. An ugly, postgame brawl between the two teams marred what was otherwise a surprisingly exciting game between the two teams.
Both athletic departments promised players would be disciplined for their roles in fight, and Memphis followed through by suspending 12 players on Jan. 20.
As for BYU, the university seems to be dragging its heels on dishing out punishment to players who were involved in the melee. It has been more than two months since the fight and the team has yet to suspend anyone.
According to the Deseret News, that's about to change.
BYU Coach Bronco Mendenhall said Monday that around 10 players are facing suspension, but said the university probably wouldn't announce the suspensions until the week of the Cougars'...Read more
Ronda Rousey is on top of the mixed-martial arts world following her 14-second annihilation of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on Saturday. So what's next for the undefeated bantamweight champ?
It appears to be a starring role in an upcoming movie.
Rousey is no stranger to the silver screen. She played a character in last year's "The Expendables 3" and has a role in "Furious 7," which is set to be released later this year.
According to Variety, Rousey will costar with Iko Uwais in the Peter Berg-produced "Mile 22." The report has Rousey playing a CIA operative who works with an Indonesian police officer (Uwais) as they battle "violent and extreme" political corruption.
"I’m very excited at the possibility of working with Ronda and Iko to create a film in the spirit of this new wave of combat cinema emerging from Indonesia,” Berg told Variety. "Ronda and Iko will be a very unique and powerful team."
However, it doesn't seem as though everyone in UFC is as thrilled about Rousey's new gig as a...Read more
Matt Barnes apparently thinks there's a double standard in the NBA.
After the league announced Monday that Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden would be suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin area during Sunday's game, Barnes took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with what he deemed an insufficient punishment.
Tweeted Barnes: "BY THE WAY I GET FINNED 25k 4 KICKING A GATORADE CUP... LET ME KICK LEBON & THE @NBA WOULD TRYRead more