Ray Rice Files Wrongful Termination Suit Against Baltimore Ravens; Asks for $3.5 Million

Running back Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens scores a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 14, 2012 (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Running back Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens scores a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 14, 2012 (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ray Rice eyes a return to the NFL—and now the former Raven looks to cash in, as well. The running back filed a grievance against the Ravens for wrongful termination of his $3.5 million contract.

Rice is going after the salary he’d be owed this season if he served his original two-game suspension. Like the appeal against his indefinite suspension, Rice and his legal team are arguing the former Raven can’t be punished twice for the same crime.

One day after making headlines for appealing his indefinite suspension, Ray Rice and his legal team made yet another splash in the NFL’s biggest story this season. Now Rice has filed a grievance against the Ravens for wrongfully terminating the contract he signed with them in 2012.

“I do think he has a good, solid argument,” said Kraig Long, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP.

Commissioner Roger Goodell first suspended Rice two games for punching his then-fiancee and now wife Janay Palmer inside an Atlantic City casino elevator.

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SOURCE: Rick Ritter 
CBS Baltimore

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