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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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Report: Ray Rice Case To Be First In NFL History Decided By Arbitrator

Sep 29 2014 10:01pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

In an absolutely unsuspected and unprecedented turn of events, the appeal of Ray Rice’s suspension for his domestic violence incident will be ruled on by a neutral arbitrator rather than NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported the news on Monday night, citing a copy of an email that the network obtained. The e-mail was sent by NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith to the union’s executive board. The suspension does not currently have a specific number of ga ...
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Neutral aribitrator will hear Ray Rice appeal

Sep 29 2014 9:41pm CDT | Source: CBS Sports

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Arbitrator will rule on NFLPA's Rice appeal

Sep 29 2014 9:28pm CDT | Source: ESPN

A neutral arbitrator, rather than commissioner Roger Goodell, will rule on the NFL Players Association's appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, according to a copy of an email obtained by ESPN. ...
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Roger Goodell won't decide on Ray Rice ban appeal

Sep 29 2014 6:02pm CDT | Source: USA Today: Sports

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NFL Needs to Consult Black Women to get Abuse Policy Right!

Sep 29 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Corvette Forum

BY MARY SANCHEZTHE KANSAS CITY STAR 09/25/2014 If you think the NFL’s domestic violence problem has been talked to death, there’s one interested party that begs to differ. The leaders of several national black women’s organizations have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking for a meeting. In the national conversation about domestic violence that was kindled by the beatings of African-American women and children by NFL players, these African-Am ...
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Roger Goodell's bodyguard allegedly assaults photographer

Sep 29 2014 3:55pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Gothamist reports that Roger Goodell's bodyguard attacked a photographer on September 17. Another day, another bad headline for the NFL. Roger Goodell's head of security is being accused of assaulting a photographer on a crowded New York City street just two days before the commissioner apologized for the league's lenient discipline in Ray Rice's domestic abuse scandal. Freelance photographer J.B. Nicholas told Gothamist.com that Thomas Crowe, ...
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Chiefs’ linebacker Belcher had brain damage

Sep 29 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. Belcher, 25, killed Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple’s home while his mother was caring for his baby daughter in ...
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Chiefs’ linebacker Belcher had brain damage

Sep 29 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. Belcher, 25, killed Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple’s home while his mother was caring for his baby daughter in a near ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Chiefs’ linebacker Belcher had brain damage

Sep 29 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. Belcher, 25, killed Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple’s home while his mother was caring for his baby daughter in a nearby room. He ...
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