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Ray Rice Wins appeal against NFL

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Rice has now be re-instated back into the NFL and may sign with any team.

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Former Ravens running back Ray Rice has something to be thankful for this weekend. He can now resume his NFL career.

Rice was initially suspended on July 25 for two games following his domestic altercation with his fiancée (now wife), Janay. After a second video was released on Sept. 8, actually showing Rice strike his wife, he was released by the Ravens that afternoon and was indefinitely suspended by the NFL.

Having been punished twice for the same offense, Rice began to take the necessary steps to appeal the ruling against the league. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified on November 5, with Rice and his wife the following day. Members of the Ravens including team president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome also testified.

Rice's appeal was heard by U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones.

Now that Rice has officially been reinstated, he is cleared to sign with any team. Given his legal action against the Ravens, chances are they're off the list of potential future employers.

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