Both Ray Rice and Roger Goodell are scheduled to testify at the former Baltimore Ravens running back's appeal hearing, which begins Wednesday, and a source tells ESPN's Ed Werder that there has been no significant negotiations on a settlement that would allow the NFL commissioner to avoid testifying.
Rice contends the league's indefinite suspension constitutes a second punishment for a single violation of the personal conduct penalty and thus violates the CBA. He is seeking immediate reinstatement.
He has also filed a separate grievance against the Ravens, challenging their right to terminate his contract and will seek repayment for the games he has missed.
The hearing is scheduled to last for two days, ending Thursday.