Ray Rice Awarded 1.588 Million In Wrongful Termination Case

Posted By Urban News Hour | March 6, 2015

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Ray Rice, former Baltimore Raven was awarded 1.588 million in wrongful termination case.

After video surface of the altercation between Ray Rice and his Wife Janay, He was released by the Baltimore Ravens. Rice of course was upset about the termination and believed the team would stand by him after he reportedly disclosed everything to them before the story became public. Rice filed a wrongful termination grievance and received a hefty sum of money.

Ray Rice received $1.588 million from the Baltimore Ravens as part of the settlement in his wrongful termination grievance hearing in January, the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday, citing sources.

Rice was seeking $3.529 million, the amount he would have earned had he played the remaining 14 games of the regular season after being suspended for two games.

He was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

However, Rice was reinstated in December 2014 after a neutral arbitrator overturned his NFL suspension on appeal. Commissioner Roger Goodell had initially suspended Rice for two games before increasing the punishment to an indefinite ban after the video surfaced.

In 2008, Rice was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round (55th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft and signed a 4-year deal with the Ravens worth $2.805 million plus a $1.1 million signing bonus.

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