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First day of Ray Rice appeal hearing is completed
First day of Ray Rice appeal hearing is completed

Ray Rice completed the first day of his appeal hearing after spending about nine hours Wednesday at the New York offices of Barbara S. Jones, a former U.S. District judge. The hearing took place nearly two months after the former Pro Bowl running back was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and released by the Baltimore Ravens. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, league security chief Jeffery Miller, Ravens President Dick Cass and Rice are among the key witnesses expected to testify in the two-day hearing. Rice's wife, Janay, might testify. Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a video of him hitting Janay, then his fiancee,...

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