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Ray Rice appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6, source says

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension is set to begin Nov. 5 and conclude the following day, according to a source close to the situation. The three-time Pro Bowl runner's appeal will be heard by former federal judge Barbara S. Jones, an arbitrator appointed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in consultation with NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith. Jones is deciding this week if Goodell will be compelled to testify in the hearing, which NFL lawyers have been resistant to allowing. It's at Jones' discretion, though, whether the NFL's top executive will be a witness in the hearing. Goodell...