The future of Ray Rice, at least his immediate NFL future, is in doubt thanks to the incident that occurred at an Atlantic City casino in which video footage surfaced of him dragging his unconscious fiancé from an elevator. Since then, the character of Ray Rice has been called into question and his press conference the other day was not what he was looking for in terms of helping us move on from this incident.
But even if Rice had cried his eyes out and actually seemed remorseful rather than sound like he was trying to just save his job, he’d have been in the same situation he’s in right now which is waiting for a meeting with Roger Goodell. That’s a meeting that Aaron Wilson from the Baltimore Sun says is coming soon.
That return could be delayed, though, by a punishment under the NFL’s personal-conduct policy. The Ravens are bracing for a potential multiple-game suspension, but no discipline has been determined, and Rice is expected to meet soon with commissioner Roger Goodell.
Rice is likely facing a suspension if for nothing other than the fact that he allegedly knocked his fiancé out and that’s the very definition of violating the NFL’s policy against off-field behavior that breaks the law.
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Still, there might not be any chargers held up against Rice and that may lead to no suspension being handed out. We still don’t know all of the facts and Goodell will indeed get them as if Rice lies to Goodell and the truth comes out later, the commissioner has suspended people for far less offenses than Rice is accused of committing.