NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Sports fans doing their holiday shopping in Times Square Friday weighed in on Ray Rice’s winning appeal, and as CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported, reactions were mixed.
Outside Modell’s, one of the sporting goods stores that yanked Rice’s jerseys from its shelves, football fan Curtis Golphin said he’s leery of the decision.
“As for him being forgiven that easy, I don’t know,” he said.
Others say Rice should be allowed to make a living and play football, but there should be stipulation.
“He should possibly give a huge part of his salary to an organization for battered women. That would be good,” one woman said.
An arbitrator ruled Friday that his suspension for punching his fiancee, now his wife, should be vacated immediately. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is “eligible to play upon signing a new contract.”
Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones…
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