September 15th, 2014
09:22 PM ET

NFL players union: Ray Rice should play again

Ray Rice and the players association are expected to appeal the indefinite suspension given to the former Baltimore Ravens running back, after a video of him punching his fiancée was released.  At issue is whether the league and its embattled commissioner Roger Goodell punished Rice twice for the same incident.

In interview with Erin Burnett, the president of the NFL Players association Eric Winston says Rice be able to play again in the NFL.

"I think that we’re all entitled to a second chance." Winston tells Burnett. "Obviously he made a horrific mistake and he’s paying for it.  He’s already disciplined once, and actually disciplined multiple times by the commissioner."

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. No to the NFL

    Due process? Here's some due process for you. The NFL knew everything and did nothing. What's due is he is a goner and that process is over.
    Don't worry Collin you can still catch your football on TV and your team blinders are in the mail.

    September 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  2. mazen malas

    if Peterson suspended for 1 game and ray rice will be on the field soon then why Michael vick spent 18 months in jail for dog fighting ??? abuse is abuse anyway u look at.

    September 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  3. Collin Lamey

    To me he should be allowed to play again. To me it's a form of double jeopardy because the NFL had every opportunity to investigate when they handed down that 2 games suspension and they didn't. When the video surfaced, they upped the suspension without DUE PROCESS. If the league does not reinstate him he should take it to court. This does not mean that I agree wiith that punch. IT WAS VICIOUS!!!!

    September 15, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Reply

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