Ray Rice appeal hearing set for November

It appears as though a potential resolution to Ray Rice's suspension appeal will not come for another month.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Rice's hearing is tentatively set for November, per a source apprised of the situation.

The league on Oct. 2 announced NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones to hear and decide the appeal filed by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Rice.

Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in September shortly after his release by the Baltimore Ravens.

Rice was initially suspended two games for a domestic violence incident involving his then-fiancee, Janay, at an Atlantic City casino in February. The suspension became indefinite in September after TMZ posted a video that showed the former Ravens running back striking Janay Rice in a Revel Casino elevator, causing her to hit her head on a railing and lose consciousness.

Prior to the release of the TMZ footage, the NFL announced sweeping changes to the league's Personal Conduct Policy. In a letter to league owners, Goodell apologized for his initial decision in the Rice case.

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