Rice reinstated: Hang Up and Listen on the arbitrator’s decision to overturn Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension, the bright pasts and questionable futures of Derrick Rose and Robert Griffin III, and the tragic death of Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes.

Will Ray Rice’s Reinstatement Change Anything About How Roger Goodell Doles Out Punishments?

Will Ray Rice’s Reinstatement Change Anything About How Roger Goodell Doles Out Punishments?

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Dec. 1 2014 5:43 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Rice Reinstated Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on an arbitrator’s repudiation of Roger Goodell, the injury-riddled careers of Derrick Rose and RG3, and the tragic death of cricket player Phillip Hughes.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca examine an arbitrator’s decision to overturn Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the NFL and the reaction to Rice’s reinstatement. They discuss how far Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III and Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose have fallen, what their futures might hold, and how fans, the media, and their teams talk about them. Finally, they talk to Australian cricket writer Gideon Haigh about the death of player Phillip Hughes, just how dangerous the sport is, and the cricket world’s reaction to Hughes’ death.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Roughriders (not Rough Riders):

Mike’s Roughrider (not Rough Rider): The birds—specifically the Cardinals—are the Incarnate Word.

Stefan’s Roughrider (not Rough Rider): how tragedy haunted a one-time Yankees prospect and then struck again at age 81.

Josh’s Roughrider (not Rough Rider): chiding the Toronto Argonauts for two consecutive years of forgetting John Candy’s love for the team.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss whether Marshawn Lynch and other players should be forced to speak to the media. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.

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