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NFL: Ravens RB Ray Rice Indicted on Aggravated Assault Charge in NJ
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NFL: Ravens RB Ray Rice Indicted on Aggravated Assault Charge in NJ

Mar 28 2014, 3:11am CDT | by

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was charged with aggravated assault on March 27 stemming from a February incident in which he allegedly knocked his fiancee Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City, N.J. casino elevator.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted on an aggravated assault charge on March 27.  According to Garrett Downing of the Ravens' official website, Rice will face three to five years of...

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NFL: Ravens RB Ray Rice Indicted on Aggravated Assault Charge in NJ

Mar 28 2014, 3:11am CDT | by

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was charged with aggravated assault on March 27 stemming from a February incident in which he allegedly knocked his fiancee Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City, N.J. casino elevator.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted on an aggravated assault charge on March 27. 

According to Garrett Downing of the Ravens' official website, Rice will face three to five years of prison time if he is convicted: 

"Running back Ray Rice has been indicted on a charge of aggravated assault by prosecutors in Atlantic City, N.J. 

"The grand jury indictment was announced Thursday. If Rice is convicted, he could face three to five years in prison. 

"The indictment is stemming from an incident that occurred in the Revel Casino on Feb. 15, when Rice was involved in an altercation with his fiancee Janay Palmer. Rice and Palmer were both initially arrested on charges of simple assault, but prosecutors increased Rice's charge to aggravated assault and dismissed the charges on Palmer. 

"The team released the following statement:

"'This is part of the due process for Ray. We know there is more to Ray Rice than this one incident.'

"The Ravens have stood behind Rice since the incident last month, and owner Steve Bisciotti voiced his support of him during an interview Monday at the owners meetings before the indictment was announced. 

"They have stood behind Rice as a person based on his historic character, but don't condone his actions." 

Bisciotti told Downing he is confident that Rice will be back with the Ravens sooner than later. 

"He'll be back with the team. He'll definitely be back. I know how terribly disappointing it is to Ray and his fiancee, how embarrassing it is for them. I have to have compassion toward him." 

The Baltimore Sun uploaded a copy of the indictment, which addresses Rice using his real name "Raymell M. Rice": 

"RAYMELL M. RICE did attempt to cause significant bodily injury to JANAY PALMER, and/or did purosely or knowingly cause significant bodily injury to JANAY PALMER and/or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, did recklessly cause significant bodily injury to JANAY PALMER; contrary to the provisions of N.J.S. 2C: 12-1b(7), and against the peace of this State, the government and dignity of the same." 

Justin Fenton of The Baltimore Sun spoke with Rice's attorney, Michael Diamondstein, who said neither the Baltimore running back nor his fiancee "wishes to go forward with this prosecution." 

Diamondstein also said Rice and Palmer are still together and are undergoing counseling, per Fenton.

"They're together. They're in counseling. 

"Ray Rice is not going to put the blame on Janay Palmer. The state chose only to prosecute Ray Rice, and we ask that the public reserve judgment until all the facts come out."

Downing adds the NFL may end up suspending Rice but commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't made a decision yet. 

In Fenton's report, Goodell was asked at a press conference during the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. if the league has been following Rice's case and whether he will be disciplined. 

The NFL commissioner quipped,"Yes, and I don't know on the second part. We'll let the facts dictate that." 

TMZ uploaded a video of Rice allegedly dragging Palmer out of the casino elevator on Feb. 19, an incident which occurred just moments "after cops say they attacked each other on the property." 

The 27-year-old Rice is entering his seventh NFL season and has amassed 6,180 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns on 1,430 carries, per ESPN stats

He helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII with a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, La. on February 3, 2013. 

 
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Goodell set to testify at Ray Rice hearing

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Cole: NFL Concerned Goodell Testifying in Rice Appeal Could Create PR Disaster

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Arbitrator also requires Newsome, Cass to testify

Oct 23 2014 9:13am CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

Wednesday’s preliminary victory by the NFLPA and Ray Rice didn’t consist only of a requirement that Commissioner Roger Goodell testify in the appeal hearing regarding the indefinite suspension imposed on Rice.  The union and Rice also secured the ability to question two key members of the Ravens organization. Per a source with knowl ...
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AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Oct 23 2014 3:44am CDT | Source: denver post

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wedn ...
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AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Oct 23 2014 12:09am CDT | Source: denver post

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesd ...
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N.F.L. Roundup: Roger Goodell Must Address Questions From Ray Rice’s Lawyers

Oct 22 2014 11:11pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell has been ordered by an arbitrator to answer questions from lawyers representing the former Ravens running back Ray Rice, who ...
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No limits on Goodell testimony

Oct 22 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

The bad news for the NFL is that Commissioner Roger Goodell has been required to testify in hearing regarding the appeal of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension.  The worse news is that, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, no limits have been applied to the topics ...
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Anthony Johnson's manager optimistic about his situation with UFC

Oct 22 2014 8:43pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

Glenn Robinson, the manager of suspended light heavyweight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, remains optimistic regarding a return to the organization. After his wins over Phil Davis and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his UFC return this year, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson went from UFC washout to one of the scariest fighters in the organization. He may have been only one win away from a UFC lig ...
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Arbiter rules Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice’s appeal

Oct 22 2014 8:20pm CDT | Source: chicago sun-times

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. The a ...
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Source: Goodell forced to testify at Rice hearing

Oct 22 2014 7:50pm CDT | Source: iWon Sports

Roger Goodell will be forced to testify at the hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by a judge's ruling, a source told ESPN NFL Inside ...
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