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Rice Apologies For "Biggest Mistake" Of His Life, Calls Suspension Out Of His Control

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

Ravens RB Ray Rice today for the first time publicly commented on the two-game suspension the NFL gave him for his domestic violence arrest in February, calling it something he did not "have any control over." Rice said, "That’s higher authorities. That’s something that the courts, the N...

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AT A STALEMATE, PENS OWNERS SET TO MEET WITH COMMISH BETTMAN

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08/14/98
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USTA AND TIA SERVE UP $6M AS PART OF THEIR PLAN FOR GROWTH

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08/14/98
ADIDAS EYEING FULL SIDELINE CFL DEAL AT EXPENSE OF STARTER?

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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SOUTH FLORIDA'S NEWEST HOCKEY TEAM GETS SOME CORPORATE HELP

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