Second Day of Ray Rice Appeal Underway

Nov 5, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Suspended NFL running back Ray Rice arrives with his wife, Janay Rice for his appeal hearing on his indefinite suspension from the NFL. (Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 5, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Suspended NFL running back Ray Rice arrives with his wife, Janay Rice for his appeal hearing on his indefinite suspension from the NFL.
(Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)

Amid a steady rain shower, more witnesses arrived at a midtown building for the second day of testimony in Ray Rice’s appeal hearing.

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome was among the first to arrive Thursday morning.

Rice and his wife, Janay Rice, arrived together in a black car around 9:20 a.m. ET.

They and Newsome were expected to be among the witnesses for Rice’s side Thursday after the NFL called its witnesses Wednesday, starting with Commissioner Roger Goodell, a person with knowledge of the hearing told USA TODAY Sports.

The Rices were expected to testify separately.

Others expected to be on the witness list for Rice’s side included union attorney Heather McPhee, Ravens President Dick Cass and Rice’s manager, Ben Renzin.

Goodell testified for more than 2 hours Wednesday and was cross-examined by NFL Players Association counsel Jeffrey Kessler, who is representing Rice, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details of the hearing were supposed to remain confidential.

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