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September 16th, 2014
09:15 PM ET

NFL Players Union appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension

The National Players Association says it has filed an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL.

NFLPA Statement below:

Today, the NFL Players Association formally filed an appeal of the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice by the NFL. This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players.
The NFLPA appeal is based on supporting facts that reveal a lack of a fair and impartial process, including the role of the office of the Commissioner of the NFL. We have asked that a neutral and jointly selected arbitrator hear this case as the Commissioner and his staff will be essential witnesses in the proceeding and thus cannot serve as impartial arbitrators.
- NFL Players Association

The president of the association told CNN's Erin Burnett that the organization has an obligation to defend its members. He was clear that Rice has been disciplined multiple times by the NFL commissioner and should be able to play again.

NFL players union: Ray Rice should play again

CNN's Miguel Marquez is OutFront with more on why the Association feels it has a case against the league and its commissioner Roger Goodell.


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