All-pro running back Ray Rice has been arrested, and charge of simple assault-domestic violence in Atlantic City after allegedly beating his fiancée, Janay Palmer unconscious.
In what is described as a mutual attack, TMZ Sports reported that Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice dragged his fiancee (who appears to be out cold) out of an elevator at Revel Casino, in Atlantic City and dropped her on the casino floor … moments after cops say they attacked each other on the property.
Rice’s attorney, Andrew Alperstein, described the incident earlier this week as a “very minor physical altercation,” although the video footage from TMZ Sports indicates it was much more serious. As in seen in the video Janay Palmer appears to be out cold.
According to an interview Palmer gave to The Times West Virginian, Palmer and Rice, who are both from New York, met in high school. They kept in contact while he was at Rutgers and she was at a junior college, and they began dating shortly before Rice was drafted by the Ravens in 2008.
Ray Rice, who is known as one of the good guys of the NFL, will have some explaining to do to his fans after people see the surveillance footage from the hotel.
Ray Rice arrested for Atlantic City domestic dispute
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The case will be reviewed by the league under the NFL personal-conduct policy, according to a league source. As the Baltimore Sun pointed out Under the policy, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has wide discretion on punishing players regardless of how legal situations are adjudicated. Goodell once suspended Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger during the 2010 season for six games, which was later reduced to four games, after the quarterback was investigated for an alleged sexual assault in Georgia. Roethlisberger was never charged with a crime.
The Sports Courier’s Fred Richani discusses this unfortunate NFL news: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend along with his fiancee for assaulting each other. However, the story goes deeper than that, as it is revealed Rice knocked her out unconscious and new video evidence from TMZ suggests the Super Bowl Champion could be in more trouble than you think.