It has been the topic which seems to have started a dramatic downward spiral across the NFL as the Ray Rice saga continues.
The former Baltimore Ravens Runningback was dropped by the franchise and suspended indefinitely by the NFL just over a week ago now but he hasn't left the headlines since.
Ever since TMZ released a video of Rice striking his wife in an Atlantic City hotel, all the focus has been upon the NFL's handling of the situation.
Many believe that when Rice was given a two game ban it was too lenient a punishment and that is possibly where the saga began.
But the release of the footage of the incident has changed things and now Rice is out of the NFL, for now.
You can never say never in the NFL but when a player is given an indefinite suspension, you normally think you're safe to say we won't see him again.
But Rice isn't taking the punishment lying down as he along with the NFL Players Association have launched an appeal to have his punishment brought down.
The appeal however isn't the story here, the fact that Rice is appealing the decision has sparked a certain team into action.
It has been reported that there is one NFL franchise who is keenly monitoring the situation with Rice and could be set to pounce if he becomes available once again.
This team have not been named but they are also rumoured to be amongst a list of teams monitoring the situation who would be interested in Rice.
Will Rice make a return to the NFL despite being banned for life? Well only time will tell but there are certainly those who hope that he won't.
Goodell making the right call
Many of Roger Goodell's decisions have been questioned by so many people as of late but when it comes to Ray Rice, he has finally made one good decision.
Goodell was rumoured to be the one overseeing Rice's appeal but he ruled himself out of that picture early on Wednesday morning.
He distanced himself from the case now claiming that a neutral arbitrator will be overseeing it and be responsible for the final decision.
Surely everyone will be happy to see Goodell not throwing his hand in - despite how they feel about the treatment of Rice so far, no NFL fans should enjoy seeing their league and its higher ups names being dragged through the mud like Goodell's has of late.
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