Found June 03, 2012 on Player Perspective:
;Ray Rice and Roger Goodell at DeWitt Clinton HS in the Bronx on May 30th The Carroll County Times caught up with Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice at Lardarius Webb’s charity softball game and asked him what it feels like to be back with his teammates who were competing against each other (O Vs. D). Ray had this to say: “I miss it,” Rice said when asked about not being around his teammates on a regular basis. “That’s one thing you miss is the camaraderie with the guys. As far as playing football, I know I’m always going to be up to speed. “The best thing about my situation is that we have the same offensive coordinator. I miss the camaraderie. It’s sort of like the lockout last year. I know the guys are working hard. I’m just happy to be out here with these guys.” Under NFL rules, the Ravens have until July 16 to negotiate a new deal for Rice. Otherwise, he’ll play this season under a $7.742 million franchise tag. “Honestly, I just let my agent take care of all of that stuff,” Ric

Ray Rice hikes up the shorts for softball game

If you pants are pulled up over your belly button, you’re doing something horribly wrong. Check out the Steve Urkel high pants look Ray Rice rocked during the third annual Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game. I am not sure if his shorts could ride up any higher, but I wouldn’t try if I were him. He basically gave himself an ultimate wedgie! Ray Rice rocks the Urkel look...

Ray Rice Is Expecting Flood Waters At Any Moment

Ray Rice was among the Ravens teammates who on Sunday took part in Lardarius Webb’s charity softball game, which I believe benefited the victims of blown coverage. As you could see, Rice had his shorts pulled up to just about his shoulders while on the pitcher’s mound. Was it an elaborate trolling attempt on the already vehement anti-shorts contingent or merely a silly joke...

Goodell's authority upheld; NFLPA appeals

Special master Stephen Burbank upheld NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four players the league punished for alleged involvement in the Saints bounty scandal. Burbank ruled just five days after the NFLPA hearing that the penalties were out of Goodell's CBA-granted authority and should be viewed as salary cap violations and not on-field misconduct. Burbank...

Chiefs aren’t expecting Dwayne Bowe any time soon

It doesn’t get the publicity of Matt Forte’s situation or Ray Rice’s situation, but the Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe is also a no show at voluntary OTAs as he has yet to sign his franchise tender. Bowe, one of the league’s better receivers, is apparently not expected back any time soon or at least Head Coach Romeo Crennel isn’t holding his breath for him. On the situation today...

Fujita suspension upheld as Goodell’s standing is confirmed

The first tactic to try and poke holes in Roger Goodell’s punishment of players for the Saints bounty program has failed. The first order was to try and claim that Roger Goodell didn’t have standing to punish players under the current form of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Specifically, the players were questioning whether the current CBA gave Goodell standing over actions...

2011 Fantasy RB Targets Stats

2011 RB’s Ranked by TargetsRunning BackTMGmTarRecYrdsTDDarren SprolesNO16111867107Ray RiceBAL16104767043Chris JohnsonTEN1679574180Mike TolbertSD1579544332Matt ForteCHI1276524901Arian FosterHOU1372536172LeSean McCoyPHI1569483153M.Jones-DrewJAC1664433743Jonathan StewartCAR1661474131Roy HeluWAS1560493791L.TomlinsonNYJ1460424492Ryan MathewsSD1459504550Pierre ThomasNO1659504251Steven...

Saints Nation: Judge Rules in Favor of NFL over Saints' Players

This isn't a surprise, but it's a tough break none the less for the suspended players and the NFLPA. System Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled in favor of Roger Goodell and the NFL, saying Goodell was indeed acting within his rights of power when he suspended Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove. Specifically, the pay for performance program is a salary...

NFL Should Get Rid Of The Pro Bowl

The NFL announced this past week that there will be a Pro Bowl in 2013 after speculation that Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted to get rid of the All-Star event.   Goodell expressed concerns about the level of competition after this year’s embarrassing display. In case you missed it, here’s pretty much what happened: defensive linemen rose up out of their stances and watched...

Saints Bounty Suspensions Upheld As NFLPA Grievance Rejected

The New Orleans Saints players who were suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of the team’s Bounty Incentive Program will have their penalties upheld, after Stephen Burbank rejected the grievance filed by the NFLPA. Burbank reaffirmed Goodell’s decision to suspend the four players involved in the bounty program orchestrated by former Saints defensive coordinator...

NFL wins bounty arbitration ruling

An arbitrator has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their role in a bounty system.

Top 10 reasons why the NFL locked out the refs

10) Just not making enough money 9) Really want to see how much they can infuriate fans who will still, of course, watch every minute of every game 8) Refs kept leaving negotiation session to go to a nearby porno arcade and go "under the hood" 7) Roger Goodell's looking to make an example out of those who defy him, and he's fresh out of Saints personnel 6) League...

NFL Looking For Replacement Refs

Talks over a new CBA with game officials has hit a standstill. Meanwhile, Anthony Hargrove and the other suspended players lose a challenge to commissioner Roger Goodell.

Arbitrator upholds Roger Goodell’s ability to suspend Saints

(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — UPDATE, 11:26 a.m. ET: The NFLPA announced it will appeal Burbank’s ruling. The union released a statement that reads in part: Any pay-to-injure program runs counter to the health and safety principles we stand for as players. However, none of the players punished in this case have seen a shred of evidence justifying the NFL’s punishment.
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