Report: Ray Rice arrested, charged with simple assault

Ray Rice

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancée were both arrested and charged with with simple assault-domestic violence and were released on a summons to appear in court over the weekend after a physical altercation at an Atlantic City casino, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Casino security called officers to the Revel Casino at about 2:50 a.m. Saturday after a domestic dispute between Rice and Janay Palmer that was recorded by video surveillance, according to a statement from police. Footage appeared to show both parties involved in a physical altercation.

“The complaint summons indicates that both Rice and Palmer struck each other with their hands,” the statement said.

“We haven’t seen any charging documents yet,” Rice’s attorney Michael Diamondstein said. “There was an argument that included Ray. I can’t give any specifics because we haven’t seen the document yet.

“Once we’re able to go through the evidence, it should wind up to be little more than a misunderstanding.”

A Ravens spokesman said the team spoke with Rice after the incident.

“We are aware of the Friday night situation with Ray Rice and his fiancée,” the Ravens said in a statement Sunday night. “We have spoken with Ray, and know that they returned home together after being detained.”

Rice, 27, signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Ravens in July 2012.

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