Ray Rice, Former Rutgers Standout, Indicted Following Atlantic City Domestic Dispute

Rice was indicted on one count of aggravated assault. A conviction could result in a jail sentence of 3-5 years.

Ray Rice (Patch File Photo)
Ray Rice (Patch File Photo)
Baltimore Ravens running back and former Rutgers University football player Ray Rice was indicted in connection with the physical assault of his girlfriend outside the Revel Casino in Atlantic City last month, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced on Thursday.

Atlantic City Police reported to the casino on Feb. 15 to investigate the incident between Rice, 27, and Janay Palmer, 26, both of Reistertown, Maryland.

Rice and Palmer were both charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons offense. Both were released on summons complaints, and the case was referred to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Rice was indicted for one count of aggravated assault, for attempting to cause significant bodily injury, and/or purposely or knowing causing such injury, and/or recklessly causing such injury under extreme indifference to the value of human life.

The simple assault complaint against Palmer was administratively dismissed.

Aggravated Assault is a third degree crime, and carries a potential penalty of 3-5 years imprisonment.

The case has gained attention nationwide because of Rice’s celebrity status. He holds 11 Rutgers University rushing records, including career yards and career touchdowns. He was drafted by the Ravens in 2008, and won Super Bowl XLVII with the team following the 2012 season.

Video footage of the incident was made public the day the Prosecutor’s Office assumed control of the investigation, on Feb. 19.

Timmytrin Carragann April 03, 2014 at 10:57 AM
grace April 03, 2014 at 11:27 AM
circle 3x and look in the mirror saying beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice
Dan P April 05, 2014 at 09:50 PM
The TMZ video I just watched showed what it looked like to be Ray Rice pulling his drunk fiance out of an elevator. He may have been mad at her and had a fight with her but I doubt he had intent to severely harm her or I'm sure she would be in critical condition right now. I am not a football fan or a Ray Rice fan.... I'm just calling it like it is.
grace April 06, 2014 at 09:13 AM
being a highly paid athlete i certainly do not agree with his putting his hands on anyone but lets hope this isnt a purposeful payday for his girl..men need to be careful ..
respeck4all April 25, 2014 at 09:42 PM
Why even put what the sentence" could be." He'll get a slap on the wrist, anger management, and probation. Take that to the bank.


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