Tomorrow former Ravens Ray Rice appeal hearing will be held in New York. It will last for two days and the focus of the appeal will be whether Commissioner Roger Goodell abused his power and wrongfully punished Ray Rice twice. His appeal against the suspension, many legal experts believe he will win because he will argue that his suspension should have only been for six weeks. This appeal stems from the elevator event that took place in February where Rice is seen striking his now wife Janay Rice and dragging her out of the elevator.
The NFL commissioner claims Ray Rice lied. Goodell says, “It was clear there was an act of domestic violence but it was inconsistent with the way he described what happened.” Former federal Judge Barbara Jones and Jefferey Kessler will represent Ray Rice. Goodell had two choices: Make a deal with Ray Rice and reduce his penalty or face famed NFL sports labor attorney Jeffery Kessler.