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Ray Rice Arrested Following Alleged Altercation Involving Fiancee: POLICE

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Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens takes the field for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens takes the field for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested in Atlantic City following an alleged physical altercation involving his fiancee at a casino during the weekend, as first reported by The Baltimore Sun on Sunday. Attorneys for the 27-year-old three-time Pro Bowl selection told the Sun that Rice was charged and then released following allegations of a “very minor physical altercation” with his fiancee at Revel Casino.

The Ravens subsequently released a brief statement.

"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."

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police in Atlantic City say Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested at a casino there after an argument with his fiance turned physical.

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 Ravens released a statement Sunday night.

"We are aware of the Friday night situation with Ray Rice and his fiance," the Ravens said. "We have spoken with Ray, and know that they returned home together after being detained."

Rice played at Rutgers University in New Jersey and was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Ravens.

 
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