Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

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New York

  • An judge, an independent arbitrator, has set November 5th as the hearing date in the Ray Rice indefinite suspension handed down by the NFL.  The judge will next rule as to whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must testify in the case.

Baltimore

  • Ray Rice-suspended RB-in domestic abuse case, has agreed to testify at a joint hearing involving the arbitrator and the NFL Players Association about his hearing infront of Commissioner Roger Goodell, that led to the initial 2-game suspension, that became an indefinite suspension when a second video of the assault on his then fiancée became public.

Baltimore

  • Ray Rice files a grievance against this former team-the Baltimore Ravens, seeking payment of the remaining 3.6M of his regular salary, charging the Ravens violated the CBA by releasing him after giving him a 2-game suspension…the CBA reads you cannot discipline a player twice for the same offense.

Los Angeles

  • The NFL has formulated a survey questionnaire it will send out to 2,000-corporations in Los Angeles, to determine their level of interest in buying sky boxes and luxury suites in a newly proposed football stadium.  Reports say the Anschutz-Entertainment Group is still interested in building Farmer’s Field, however, as part of the deal, they must have the right to buy minority control in the team that moves there.  The Raiders appear to be the team willing to sell part interest.  The Rams and Chargers do not seem interested.

London

  • NFL officials indicate the league is looking at expanding its European schedule to 8-games next season at Wembley Stadium.  They are discussing a plan in which every team in the league would have to give up a ‘home date’ as part of a rotation formula.

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