A review panel set to recommend whether the NFL should be held liable for injuries suffered by former player Ray Rice will be headed by a former prosecutor who was a former chief judge in a New York state court, the New York Times reported.
Lawyers for the NFL and Rice, who has pleaded not guilty, say the NFL has done nothing wrong.
They also say the league has no evidence that Rice did anything wrong and that the league had no reason to be suspicious of Rice’s medical history.
Rice’s attorney said Friday the review panel will focus on a number of issues including whether the league was negligent, whether it should have acted to prevent Rice’s injuries, and whether it was aware of Rice being injured.
The NFL has repeatedly denied Rice’s claims that it did anything improper.
Riley is suing the NFL, the team and the league’s executive vice president of football operations for more than $1 billion.
The NFL has filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the lawsuit, but the judge overseeing the case has ruled that the judge cannot grant the team’s request for the panel’s review.