Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice Indicted on Assault Charges

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  • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly striking his fiancée unconscious last month.

    Watch the surveillance video above of Rice dragging his fiancee out of an elevator. 

    The athlete was arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence on Feb. 15 after a physical altercation with his fiancée, Janay Palmer, at the Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. Palmer also was charged with simple assault.A video obtained and posted online by TMZ showed Rice lifting Palmer by her arms out of an elevator and laying her on the floor. Rice’s attorney, Michael Diamondstein, has said the footage is authentic but incomplete.

    Diamondstein told The Press of Atlantic City on Thursday that neither Rice nor Palmer wants to move forward with the case.

    “On behalf of Ray Rice, we vehemently deny that Mr. Rice committed an aggravated assault,” he told The Press of Atlantic City. “Both Mr. Rice and Miss Palmer are together, they are happy and they’re in counseling.”

    Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has said Rice has a future with the team despite his arrest.

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