National Football League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Ray Rice's appeal hearing began Wednesday morning in New York with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell testifying under oath for more than two hours.
The former Baltimore Ravens running back arrived with his wife, Janay Palmer Rice, for the start of the hearing at the offices of former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, who is a third-party arbitrator. The hearing is expected to wrap up sometime Thursday.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo did not practice Wednesday as he followed his normal schedule and continued to get treatment for his injured back in preparation for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
Romo, who has not practiced on a Wednesday since Week 2, remained at the team hotel. He then took part in the walk-through at the team's hotel. Coach Jason Garrett is hopeful that Romo will be able to practice Thursday.
San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore announced his retirement Wednesday, five days after experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.
Lattimore, 23, suffered a gruesome knee injury while playing for South Carolina in 2012. It was his second major knee injury while playing for the Gamecocks, and Lattimore opted to enter the NFL Draft the following spring.
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