Reactions to Ray Rice Potential Return to the NFL

Ray Rice is now in a position to return to the NFL having won his appeal ending his indefinite ban. But will or should a team sign him? Opinions are sharply varied.

Former U.S. District Court Judge, Arbitrator Barbara S. Jones, ruled Friday in Rice’s favor and he has not only been reinstated but he is also eligible to sign with any team that is interested. Jones in her decision wrote:

“Because Rice did not mislead the commissioner and because there were no new facts on which the commissioner could base his increased suspension, I find that the imposition of the indefinite suspension was arbitrary. I therefore vacate the second penalty imposed on Rice. The provisions of the first discipline – those regarding making continued use of counseling and other professional services, having no further involvement with law enforcement, and not committing any additional violations of league policies still stand.”

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