NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified for more than two hours to start Ray Rices appeal hearing on Wednesday, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.Rice and his wife, Janay, will testify on Thursday at the offices of former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones in New York, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Jones has told both sides not to discuss details of the private hearing. The source said Goodell spent much of his testimony under cross examination by Rices attorneys.Rice spent nearly 10 hours at the hearing, which took place nearly two months after the former Pro Bowl running back was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and released by the Baltimore Ravens.League security chief Jeffery Miller and Ravens President Dick Cass are among the key witnesses expected to testify in the two-day hearing.Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy after a video of him hitting his then-fiancee was released publicly.Rice is seeking immediate reinstatement, though its unlikely a team would sign him this season. Rice has also filed a separate wrongful termination grievance against the Ravens.Its uncertain how long Jones will take to make a decision, but shes not expected to make it on Thursday, the source said.Goodell originally suspended the running back for two games. The incident occurred inside an elevator at an Atlantic City casino in February. The couple married a month later.The league considered the video made public after the initial suspension to be new evidence, giving Goodell the authority to amend Rices punishment. But Rices attorneys are arguing he should not be disciplined twice, citing the collective bargaining agreement.Rices side also is arguing that he described details of the incident to Goodell when they met in June. Goodell has called Rices description ambiguous while the players representatives have maintained he gave exact details.Jones was jointly picked by the commissioner and the players union to hear the appeal. Though it isnt a criminal case, Jones ruled witness will testify under oath. Transcripts of the testimony will not be released publicly, the source said.Rice, a three-time Pro Bowl pick, played in two preseason games for the Ravens this year. 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