NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — The NFL player’s union says Ray Rice has won his appeal, and that his suspension will be vacated immediately.

The appeal was heard earlier this month by former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones.

The Baltimore Ravens player was suspended indefinitely and released by the team in September after video of him knocking his then-fiance Janay Palmer with a single punch inside a New Jersey hotel elevator was leaked.

Rice was released by the Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the suspension indefinite shortly after the video was made public.

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