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Ray Rice awarded $1.588 million in wrongful termination settlement

The embattled running back got back a portion of his 2014 salary by coming to terms on a settlement in January.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

In January, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice settled a wrongful termination suit brought on by the NFLPA, with the numbers undisclosed. Ultimately, Rice was awarded $1.588 in the settlement, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Rice was seeking his 2014 base salary of $3.529 million.

In Feb. 2014, Rice struck his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City. The incident resulted in Rice being charged with aggravated assault charges, one day before the duo were married. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed out a two-game suspension in July. In September, TMZ released a second video of security footage, showing Rice brutally punching Palmer with his right hand, knocking her unconscious. The NFL immediately moved to suspend Rice indefinitely with the Ravens releasing him the same day.

Following the wrongful termination suit being settled, the Ravens released a short statement on the matter, per the Baltimore Sun:

"The Ravens agreed to resolve the grievance with Ray Rice. It’s time to turn the page, and we’re moving forward. ... We wish Janay and Ray Rice the best."

Rice remains a free agent after the league reinstated him when he won an appeal in court in late November.