Ray Rice suspended indefinitely by Roger Goodell

Ray Rice has been suspended indefinitely following new video evidence surfacting.
Ray Rice has been suspended indefinitely following new video evidence surfacting. (USATSI)

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice -- released by the team Monday on the heels of graphic new video -- was suspended indefinitely by the NFL, Roger Goodell announced Monday.

Rice was initially suspended two games by the NFL following charges of domestic violence at a casino in New Jersey. Rice was seen dragging his then-fiancee Janay Palmer, who was unconscious, out of an elevator.

Disturbing and graphic video emerged on Monday showing Rice striking Palmer in the face while in the elevator.

The NFL and Ravens faced a serious problem in punishing Rice under double jeopardy rules: they couldn't very well just leave him be.

The Ravens did the only thing they really could do and released Rice. Goodell took it a step further and suspended Rice indefinitely, which falls somewhat in line with the league's new domestic violence policy.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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