A suspension figures to be announced soon for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and one member of the media is hearing that it will indeed be more than just a few games.
According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Rice and his wife were at the NFL headquarters on Park Avenue Monday and he’s hearing the punishment that will be handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell will be “significant”. In Hubbuch’s tweet, he listed 4-6 games with the possibility of it being longer.
I keep hearing that Ray Rice’s punishment from the NFL will be “significant” — 4-6 games, maybe even more.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) June 16, 2014
The Ravens open the 2014 season with three straight division games and it’s looking like Rice will be suspended for all of them. While I can see him being suspended for up to six games, I will be surprised if he gets more than that.
Back in March, Rice avoided prosecution for the felony aggravated assault of his then-fiancee (and now-wife) following an incident that took place in an Atlantic City hotel after being accepted into a pretrial intervention program.