Former judge Barbara S. Jones appointed for Ray Rice appeal

Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones has been appointed to hear the appeal of indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recused himself from being the hearing officer and appointed Jones after consulting with the NFL Players Association.

Jones served in the Southern District of New York from 1996 to 2013. She's now in priate practice.

"We are grateful to Judge Jones for taking on this role," Goodell said. "She will have our full cooperation as she hears and decides this appeal."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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