Ray Rice, running back for the Baltimore Ravens, was arrested at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, early morning last Saturday. Rice was there with his fiancée, Janay Palmer. Both were charged with simple assault – domestic violence after an incident involving minor physical altercation. Rice has been dating Palmer since 2008 and they have a 2-year-old daughter, Rayven.
According to the Atlantic City Police Department, Rice and Palmer were brought to a holding facility at around 3 a.m. on Saturday. They were released the same day with a summons to appear in front of the court.
The surveillance footage from the casino proved that the couple was having an argument. Based on the complaint summons that was released, Rice and Palmer struck each other using their hands, and a simple assault complaint was signed by the responding officer against the two. There was no need for medical assistance, as the altercation ended with no physical injuries on both parties.
On Sunday night, The Ravens stated that they knew about the incident involving Rice and his fiancée. They have already spoken with Rice and know that he and his fiancée went home together after being released from detention.
Michael Diamondstein, a Philadelphia-based attorney, was hired to help with Rice’s case. Diamondstein said that they have not seen the charging documents and cannot give anything specific about the incident, but they are positive that the evidence will be in Rice’s favor.
Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens general manager, also stated at a news conference that Rice still plays a big part for the plans in 2014.
The running back still has time to sort things out before the training camp starts in the spring. In 2012, Rice signed a $35 million contract with Baltimore for 5 years. This year marks the third year of Rice’s deal with the team.
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