NFL Players' Union confirm they will appeal Ray Rice's indefinite ban after he was released by the Baltimore Ravens following video leak

A video from a hotel elevator appeared to show Rice striking his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in the face, with the NFL extending their original two-match suspension

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The players' union on Tuesday will appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.

NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday "we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night."

Rice originally was suspended for two games under the NFL's personal conduct policy for striking his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator. When videotape of that incident was made public and showed Rice punching his now-wife Janay, knocking her unconscious, the Baltimore Ravens released the running back.

Almost immediately after that, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made Rice's suspension indefinite.

Janay Rice has defender her husband

Although he doesn't have a team, Rice remains a member of the NFLPA.