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Report: Ray Rice, Wife Met With Commissioner Roger Goodell


Ravens running back Ray Rice reportedly visited the NFL's league offices in New York City Monday to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Rice and his wife, Janay, both went to New York to meet with Goodell, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. The story was first reported by Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.

The NFL has yet to determine a punishment for Rice after he was arrested earlier this year on a third-degree assault charge against his wife, who was his fiancée at the time. The altercation occurred on Feb. 15 in an Atlantic City casino.

Rice will likely face a suspension from the NFL under the league's personal conduct policy. Hubbuch reported that the punishment for Rice will likely be "significant," and could face a suspension of "4-6 games, maybe even more."

Zrebiec reported that a decision from the Goodell will likely be handed down "in the coming days."

Rice will likely not stand trial for the charges because he has been accepted into a pretrial interview program. If Rice successfully completes the program, the court would dismiss the assault charge against him.

Ray and Janay Rice both addressed the situation with the media last month. 

"One thing that I can say is that sometimes in life you will fail," Rice said. "Me and Janay wish we could take back [those] 30 seconds of our life."

"I really treat my job as a very special job, and I failed miserably. But I wouldn't call myself a failure because I'm working my way back up."

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