With Rice seeking back pay from his $3.529 million base salary for the 2014 season, the two sides wound up settling for $1.588 million, according to sources.
One year removed from punching and knocking out his now-wife, Janay, on Valentine's Day inside of an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator, the contrite former Ravens running back told The Baltimore Sun he's experienced dark moments over the past year, but holds no grudges against the Ravens or NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and is hopeful his football career won't end in exile.
When Ray Rice left Baltimore one year ago this weekend for a Valentine's outing with his then-fiancee, he could never have fathomed the seismic impact he was to set off with his actions that night.
As the one-year anniversary of his domestic violence incident approaches, former Ravens star running back Ray Rice issued a statement to The Baltimore Sun.
Former FBI director Robert Mueller III has released his investigative report on the NFL's handling and pursuit of evidence in the domestic violence case surrounding former Ravens star running back Ray Rice, concluding that the NFL didn't get an early look at the video of the incident.
Ray Rice is eligible to return to NFL play after an arbitrator decreed Friday that league commissioner Roger Goodell had improperly punished the former Ravens running back twice for the same domestic violence offense.
It didn't really require a former federal court judge to figure out that the NFL's personal conduct policy is a confusing mess that needs to be cleaned up … or that the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal should have been dealt with more decisively from the start.
Though Ray Rice is now cleared to return to the NFL, there remains lingering doubt about whether any team will be interested in a 27-year-old running back who hasn't played in a game of any significance since last December.
There already is a lot of speculation about possible NFL destinations for newly reinstated Ray Rice, but where he ends up is anybody¿s guess, and what uniform he eventually wears is not particularly important in the greater scheme of things.
Despite the baggage that accompanies Rice, former Ravens teammates expressed support for the three-time Pro Bowl runner and said he's deserving of a second chance in the NFL.
Final briefs from lawyers involved in Ray Rice's suspension appeal are due today, and former federal judge Barbara S. Jones is expected to hand down her ruling within the next 10 days, according to sources with knowledge of the case.
It's fairly obvious that Roger Goodell's decision to suspend him until at least April 15 was heavily influenced by the Rice scandal, which focused a very harsh spotlight on the NFL's arbitrary and incoherent disciplinary system.
The third-party arbitrator who presided over the hearing that concluded last Thursday has informed lawyers to file their briefs by this Thursday with a decision expected to be handed down no later than 10 days afterward, according to sources with knowledge of the case.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome testified on Thursday that Ray Rice told NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on June 16 that he hit his then-fiancee, according to sources with knowledge of Newsome's sworn testimony.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was the first witness to testify in former Ravens running back Ray Rice's appeal hearing, which began Wednesday at a New York law firm.
As former Ravens star Ray Rice prepares for his appeal hearing next week, he does so in a world both changed and unchanged by the video of him striking his future wife.
The third-party arbitrator overseeing indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice's appeal is demanding silence regarding Wednesday and Thursday's proceedings, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and team president Dick Cass have been informed in a ruling by a third-party arbitrator that they must testify at the appeal hearing for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
The players' union hired former federal prosecutor Richard Craig Smith, who complained Friday night in an interview with the Associated Press that the NFL and the Ravens haven't cooperated with his requests for documents and witnesses.
Ray Rice now has officially filed a formal grievance against the Ravens for wrongful termination of his $35 million contract, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been ordered to testify in indefinitely suspended former Ravens star running back Ray Rice's appeal hearing, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to a neutral arbitrator in the appeal for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
Former Ravens running back Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL is set to begin Nov. 5 and conclude the following day, according to a source close to the situation.
NFL lawyers have rebuffed a request from the NFL Players Association that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to testify in the pending appeal of indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice, according to sources.
Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones was appointed by the NFL and NFLPA to hear Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension levied by league commissioner Roger Goodell.
In the latest twist to the Ray Rice situation, a law enforcement official claims he sent a video of the indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee in April to NFL chief security officer Jeffrey Miller.
The NFL Players Association will conduct its own investigation of the Ray Rice situation that will run parallel to their appeal on behalf of the indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back.
Ravens officials were asked Wednesday "to save any documents, texts, e-mails relating to Ray Rice" in preparation for the NFL's investigation being conducted by former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III, a team spokesman said.
Now that the NFL Players Association has filed an appeal on behalf of indefinitely suspended former Ravens star running back Ray Rice, sources say they will base part of their argument by pointing out that TMZ edited the video that surfaced the day Rice's $35 million contract was terminated.
Even as we continued to dissect the National Football League's mishandling of the Ray Rice case and millionaires associated with the matter apologized (again) for being obtuse to domestic violence, the conversation seemed to turn toward a silver lining. To wit: Maybe good will come of this ugliness.
The Ravens took back nealy 8,000 Ray Rice jerseys at this weekend jersey exchange, and again cited inaccuracies in the ESPN report.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked after the team's 23-21 win over the Cleveland Browns whether the ESPN Outside the Lines report that he wanted to release former running back Ray Rice shortly after his Feburary domestic violence arrest was true.
During Ravens coach John Harbaugh's team meeting Saturday, he broached the topic of whether players had any questions about the organization's handling of the controversial Ray Rice situation.
You can only shake your head in wonderment at cable TV when an ESPN show host gets it wrong as to what's in an investigative report that his own channel just published. And worse, the story it's on is one of the biggest in the history of professional sports.
Ravens executives were aware of the severity of Ray Rice's altercation with his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator but still conducted a months-long campaign for leniency, a new report said Friday.
In the wake of the NFL Players Association filing an appeal on behalf of indefinitely suspended former Ravens star running back Ray Rice and requesting that Roger Goodell recuse himself from handling the case, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello pointed out in an email to The Baltimore Sun today that the NFL commissioner never intended to hear this appeal.
The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of former Ravens running back Ray Rice on Tuesday night, demanding that the increased discipline levied a week ago by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell be overturned.
For the second time since a graphic video surfaced of former Ravens star running back Ray Rice punching Janay Rice in a casino elevator, retired Ravens linebacker and ESPN NFL analyst Ray Lewis has commented on the domestic violence incident.
Now, this high-profile situation is about to enter the legal arena with the NFL Players Association poised to file a grievance today on behalf of Rice requesting that the punishment from the league be overturned.
Now that former Ravens star running back Ray Rice's $35 million contract has been terminated and he's indefinitely suspended by the NFL, the three-time Pro Bowl runner and the NFL Players Association are contemplating his legal options.
Janay Rice is the girl from a poor neighborhood who became class president of her posh prep school. A quiet and driven Towson University student. An adoring mother who takes her daughter to the zoo and the bowling alley. One of the unofficial leaders of the sisterhood of wives and girlfriends of Ravens teammates.
Since the Ravens won the Super Bowl in February 2013, the franchise has endured numerous missteps on and off the field. On the field, they missed the playoffs for the first time under coach John Harbaugh in 2013 and lost their first game this season. Off the field they have seen one of their star players run out of the league for punching his fiancee and numerous others arrested.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to hire former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to conduct what they're calling an independent investigation of the league's handling of the Ray Rice situation is a decisive move aimed at restoring public confidence in the sport.
Questions surrounding when the NFL and the Ravens saw video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator intensified on Wednesday following a report that a law enforcement official sent the graphic footage to a league executive in April.
The NFL has appointed former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to conduct an independent investigation into how the league has pursued and handled the evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
In their first public comments since releasing running back Ray Rice, the Ravens¿ top decision makers acknowledged in an exclusive interview today with The Baltimore Sun, that they failed in their handling of the situation and vowed to be more diligent in investigating legal matters involving their players going forward.
The Baltimore Ravens said Tuesday that the team gave up its investigation into the Ray Rice assault incident after just a few weeks, while the National Football League explained its own fruitless efforts to obtain the surveillance video of the player punching his then-fiancee.
The Ravens are standing by Ray Rice no longer. The team announced Monday afternoon that it has terminated the contract of the 27-year-old running back on the same day a new video surfaced showing him striking his then-fiancee.
A future in the NFL is very much in doubt for running back Ray Rice after the Ravens terminated his $35 million contract Monday hours after a video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee in February at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino.
The Ravens' decision to cut former star running back Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him punching Janay Palmer in an elavator at an Atlantic City casino carries major financial ramifications.
Some Ravens players and coach John Harbaugh spoke to the media after practice Monday at the Under Armour Performance Center. Here is a sampling of what they had to say about Ray Rice.
Retired Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis weighed in on running back Ray Rice's domestic violence case and the team terminating his contract today.
The Ravens released running back Ray Rice Monday afternoon, hours after video surfaced of him assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City elevator in February. Here's a sampling of what some national media outlets they're saying about the Ravens' release of Rice.
In an emotional message, the wife of former Ravens running back Ray Rice broke her silence Tuesday morning one day after Rice's contract was terminated and he was indefinitely suspended.
For all the revolutionary technological change rocking media these days, the TMZ video of Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer in a casino elevator is a stark reminder of the enduring and awesome power of the image.
First and foremost, what really changed on Monday, when the other shoe finally dropped and the video from the elevator at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J., showed up on the celebrity scandal website TMZ Sports?
David Zurawik: Can't wait to see how CBS, ESPN's Ray Lewis and other media analysts and outlets treat Ray Rice now.
The Ravens and the NFL now have an integrity issue. The latest video showing Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator was released this morning and it raises a lot of questions.
Two questions come to mind regarding Ray Rice. First, who else is to blame for the handling of his case besides Roger Goodell? Second, why do we all need a videotape to get outraged?
The release of a video that appears to show Ravens star Ray Rice delivering a vicious punch to his then-fiance Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City elevator doesn¿t tell us anything we didn't think we already knew, but it makes the NFL look even worse for the way it handled the aftermath of the incident.
For four years, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice "raised the green flag" for M&T Bank as a star of one of the bank's most recognizable and successful branding efforts ever.
ESPN has suspended broadcaster Max Kellerman for his comments related to Ravens running back Ray Rice and domestic violence, according to the New York Daily News.
The seemingly light punishment Raven running back Ray Rice received from the NFL for knocking his wife out highlights what critics say is a flawed league disciplinary system. Players found to have used marijuana, for example, often get more than Rice's two-week suspension.
Five members of Maryland¿s congressional delegation said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising questions about Goodell's decision.
Widely criticized for the two-game suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the decision Friday, saying it was consistent with previous cases.
Surrounded by his wife, about 30 of his teammates and about 15 television cameras, Ravens running back Ray Rice repeatedly apologized for his actions that led to his February arrest and vowed to speak out against domestic violence when the time is right.
Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, meaning that the running back will be sidelined for the Ravens' Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and their Sept. 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As the Ravens are out on the field for their first training camp practice, the NFL made a decision on the status of Ray Rice, suspending the running back for two games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
The Ravens apparently will be without top running back Ray Rice for their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and their Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2, but the reported two-game suspension Rice received from the NFL for his domestic assault incident is really a best-case scenario for him and the team.
As the Ravens await word from the NFL on potential discipline for Ray Rice stemming from a domestic violence incident, coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence that the league will be fair to the three-time Pro Bowl running back.
Ray Rice and his wife met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today at the league¿s New York headquarters, one of the final steps for the embattled running back in dealing with his February offseason arrest before the start of the 2014 football season.
The Ravens are still awaiting word on the status of running back Ray Rice following his meeting this week with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Attorney suggests Ravens' Ray Rice retaliated after being struck first in domestic-violence incident
The lawyer for Ravens running back Ray Rice suggested that the NFL player retaliated after being struck first by his future wife during a domestic violence incident in February.
As he walked into the Atlantic County, N.J. courthouse for his arraignment on assault charges, Ravens running back Ray Rice was followed by television cameras. Inside was no safe haven from their lenses, either, with cameras rolling and photographers snapping pictures as the All-Pro pleaded not guilty.
Although the legal status of running back Ray Rice remains unresolved, general manager Ozzie Newsome said that off-field situation won't impact the Ravens' draft stategy.
In his first public comments since his February arrest following a physical altercation with his now wife, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to fans Friday. But most sports columnists felt that Rice should also be sorry for his awkward apology.
Ravens running back Ray Rice has been accepted into a diversionary program that could allow him to clear his record of charges that he knocked his then-fiancee unconscious in a New Jersey casino.
Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel in February.
An arraignment conference in Ravens running back Ray Rice's felony aggravated assault case is set for Thursday morning at Atlantic County Superior Court, according to a court spokesperson.
Ravens running back Ray Rice's felony aggravated assault case has been scheduled for an April 28 arraignment conference at Atlantic County Superior Court, according to a court spokesperson.
A day after he was indicted on charges of third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly knocking his fiancée unconscious, Ray Rice and Janay Palmer got married, according to media reports and sources close to the Ravens running back.
The upgraded charge against Ray Rice shouldn't change things too much as the Ravens knew they were going to need to add a running back. However, they better hurry.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is disappointed by the recent arrests involving three of his players but vowed to stick by them.
As Ray Rice faces legal issues following his February arrest, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has vowed to stick by the troubled running back.
Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancee plan to attend a couples seminar as they continue to work on their relationship following a physical altercation between them in February at an Atlantic City casino, according to coach John Harbaugh.
In just a week, Ray Rice went from one of the Ravens' most admired citizens to a man facing serious questions about his image, legal status and legacy.
A video clip has surfaced depicting the aftermath of an alleged fight that led to the arrest of Ray Rice and his fiancee over the weekend in Atlantic City.
As he dedicated a reading oasis at an area school, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith defended troubled teammate Ray Rice and vowed to support him through his issues.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome acknowleged that the video of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee from an elevator at an Atlantic City casino is a troubling image for the running back.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was trending on Twitter Wednesday for all the wrong reasons. In an eight hour period, Rice's image took an epic pounding -- one from which it might never recover.
Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend after an alleged physical altercation with his fiancee at a casino in Atlantic City, according to his attorneys.
The news that Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence for an incident involving his fiancee at an Atlantic City casino has triggered shock, anger and disappointment from many fans.
Ravens running back Ray Rice's simple assault-domestic violence arrest in Atlantic City will be reviewed by the NFL under its personal-conduct policy, according to a league source.
Ravens running back Ray Rice has spoken with coach John Harbaugh since he and his fiancee were arrested in Atlantic City and charged with simple assault in a domestic violence incident, according to a source.
Ray Rice is among the Ravens' most visible players. But an alleged domestic dispute this weekend between Rice and his fiancee at an Atlantic City casino could jeopardize much of that and tarnish the image that he has built during his six years in Baltimore.
The fact that the Ravens' decision makers hadn't spoken to Ray Rice nearly 60 hours after his arrest spurred even more questions about the status of the running back.
Running back Ray Rice remains in the Ravens' plans for next season in the wake of him and his fiancee being arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence over the weekend following a fight at an Atlantic City casino, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome.
When Jamal Lewis was dealing with federal drug case that ultimately cost him four months in prison nine years ago, the former star running back had the backing of the Ravens' organization.
The Ravens were already planning to add a running back or two in free agency or through the draft, so Ray Rice's legal issues shouldn't change things too much.