The running back recently filed a grievance for wrongful termination over the Ravens’ decision to cut him earlier this fall. Rice claims that, per the league’s collective bargaining agreement, he should only have been punished once in connection with the Atlantic City incident where he knocked out his fiancee in an elevator. The move to cut Rice after the video of the incident came to light amounted to additional punishment, Rice argues.
In a separate filing against the NFL, Rice is challenging the league’s indefinite suspension as another additional punishment. That appeal is set to be heard on Nov. 5-6, and could make Rice eligible to return to the field this season in a jersey that’s not the Ravens’.
Since this is the NFL, millions of dollars involved. According to PFT, payouts for both cases could be as much as $3.52 million.