Former NFL player Ray Rice’s appeal hearing begins

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NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — Ray Rice's appeal hearing begins Wednesday in New York, nearly two months after the former Pro Bowl running back was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and released by the Baltimore Ravens.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, league security chief Jeffery Miller, Ravens President Dick Cass and Rice are among the key witnesses expected to testify in the two-day hearing. Rice's wife, Janay Palmer, might testify.

Ray was indefinitely suspended by the league after TMZ released video from inside an elevator that appeared to show the professional athlete punching and knocking out Palmer, who was then his fiancee.