The Ravens RB will serve his controversial suspension and pay his fine in their entirety after passing the deadline to appeal the punishment without taking any action.
The deadline for Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice to appeal his suspension passed today without any action by Rice – meaning the star RB will miss the first two games of the Ravens’ season.
Rice was suspended over conduct violations in regard to a February arrest for assaulting his then-fiancee, now-wife Janay Palmer. The video of Rice dragging Palmer out of an elevator was caught by TMZ. The charges were eventually dropped but it generated a massive controversy over the NFL’s stance on player treatment of women.
Rice’s suspension is for two games without, seen as a very short punishment given the nature of the alleged crime. He will also pay a fine equaling one additional game check from 2013.
Rice is a 3-time Pro Bowler and two time All-Pro selection. He has led the Ravens in rushing every year since 2009 and led the league in yards from scrimmage in 2011.