Former Ravens RB Ray Rice acting as assistant coach for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Ray Rice (file photo)

BALTIMORE (AP) – Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is serving as an assistant coach this week at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Rice has not played in the NFL since being suspended at the start of the 2014 season for domestic violence.

Rice is serving as assistant running backs coach for Mike Martz.

Martz is head coach of the National Team and Mike Holmgren is in charge of the American Team.

The teams are slated to practice Tuesday through Thursday. The game will be held Saturday in Carson, California.

The Collegiate Bowl is for draft-eligible college players and run by the NFLPA. According to the union, “the weeklong schedule provides participants with a first-class professional experience while introducing them to the business of the National Football League.”

Rice, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, is expected to provide players insight on how to act on and off the field. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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