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People familiar with situation: Ray Rice's appeal hearing will be held Nov. 5-6

  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014,  because details of the hearing have not been made public.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, because details of the hearing have not been made public.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014,  because details of the hearing have not been made public. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, because details of the hearing have not been made public. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)  (The Associated Press)

Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6.

The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because details of the hearing have not been made public.

Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a video of Rice hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator was released publicly. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell originally had suspended Rice for two games.

Once the video became public, the Baltimore Ravens cut the star running back, and the league banned him indefinitely. The league considered the video to be new evidence, giving Goodell the authority to further suspend Rice.

The players' union is appealing Rice's suspension, saying Rice should not be punished twice.

A neutral arbiter is expected to decide whether Goodell should testify.

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