The suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will be shorter than many speculated it will be.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, commissioner Roger Goodell will be suspending Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season. The suspension is expected to be announced by the league later today.
Rice is being punished under the league’s personal conduct policy after being arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault of his now-wife back in February at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino.
Since that time, Rice has been accepted into a pretrial program that will result in the dismissal of his assault charge if he completes it. He and his wife have also met with the media since then and both apologized for the roles that they played in the incident.
Two games certainly does seem to be on the light side for knocking his woman out cold in an elevator casino. The Ravens first two games of the season are against the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, so Rice will be missing both of those games.