Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested in an Atlantic City casino after getting into an altercation with his fiancée on Friday night/Saturday morning (February 15). The argument turned physical and both Ray Rice and Janay Palmer were taken into custody after Revel Hotel security called the police.
Reports the Associated Press:
Atlantic City police said that Rice and Janay Palmer were both arrested on simple assault charges and were released on a summons after an incident at the Revel Casino early Saturday morning.
Both Rice and Palmer declined medical attention and neither reported any injuries.
Michael Diamondstein, an attorney for Rice, says that he’s hopeful that after an investigation “the matter turns out to be little more than a misunderstanding.”
The Baltimore Ravens issued a statement on Sunday.
“We are aware of the Friday night situation with Ray Rice and his fiancé. We have spoken with Ray, and know that they returned home together after being detained.”
The Baltimore Sun revealed that there is footage of the incident and that Rice and Palmer can be seen striking each other with their hands.