Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The six-year veteran was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being expunged.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to part ways with troubled receiver Justin Blackmon. Owner Shad Khan made it clear Thursday that Blackmon will remain on the roster despite his latest arrest. We want him to get the help and really beat this.'' A former standout at Oklahoma State, Blackmon was arrested Wednesday in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond on a complaint of marijuana possession. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said an officer detected a ''heavy smell of marijuana'' coming from the 2007 Chrysler Blackmon was driving, and that Blackmon admitted he had smoked ''a blunt'' while driving and had another in his vehicle.
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday. With players reporting for camp throughout the afternoon, White was not available for comment. Coming off a 4-12 season, Atlanta is counting on a return to full health for both White and receiver Julio Jones. He was leading the NFL with 41 catches and ranked second in yards receiving at the time.
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