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Ray Rice wins appeal
(L-R) Janay Palmer and Ray Rice
Ray Rice, right, has been suspended since Sept. 8.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been reinstated to the NFL, winning an appeal of his indefinite suspension from the league on Friday.

Rice, who has been suspended since Sept. 8 for punching his now-wife in an Atlantic City Casino back in February, is now free to sign with any NFL team.

"This decision is a victory for a disciplinary process that is fair and transparent. This union will always stand up and fight for the due process rights of our players. While we take no pleasure in seeing a decision that confirms what we have been saying about the commissioner's office acting arbitrarily, we hope that this will bring the NFL owners to the collective bargaining table to fix a broken processm," the NFLPA said in a statement.  Full Story

Kaepernick can't shake Sherman, Seahawks
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Colin Kaepernick can already here the whispers and they will only grow louder if he fails again in two weeks.

On the surface it seems like the Seattle Seahawks have the athletic quarterback's number, a narrative further fueled on Thanksgiving Day when Richard Sherman's two interceptions highlighted a dominant Seattle defensive effort as the Seahawks downed Kaepernick's 49ers, 19-3, in the latest edition of football's fiercest rivalry.

"We just didn't play well," a disappointed Kaepernick said.

And the outspoken Sherman, whose key defensive stop against Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree in January's NFC Championship Game helped vault the Seahawks into the Super Bowl, didn't miss his chance to pile on after he and his 'mates held the San Francisco offense to just 164 total yards.  Full Story