Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s legal fight has now focused on the video from the media rumor outlet TMZ. Rice attorney’s claim the clip in an Atlantic City casino elevator was a doctored version.
According to an ESPN report, Rice’s side is expected to argue that the NFL suspended the former Baltimore Ravens running back indefinitely off an edited videotape that was not the extended version.
Robert Mueller, who has been appointed by the NFL to investigate the league’s handling of the Rice case, also is expected to have access to the contents of the full elevator security video, not just the edited TMZ version, according to sources.
The Ravens released Rice on Sept. 8 just hours after TMZ released the video of him punching Janay Palmer, who was knocked unconscious when her head hit a railing inside the elevator.