Ray Rice will argue in his appeal of his indefinite suspension that the NFL determined the length of his punishment based on a "whittled down and condensed" version of the elevator video, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
Rice will acknowledge there is another, "extended" version of the video tape, which shows him striking his then-fianceé Janay Palmer and knocking her unconscious.
Former FBI director Robert Mueller, who will investigate the case, is expected to have access to the full elevator security video, Schefter said, citing sources.
After being harshly criticized for announcing a two-game suspension in the wake of footage showing Rice dragging his unconscious fianceé from an elevator, the NFL upped the suspension length to "indefinite" after footage of Rice striking Palmer emerged. The Ravens released Rice on Sept. 8.
- Will Green