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Prosecutor's office releases statement on Ray Rice incident

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Rice Baltimore Ravens web site/Ray Rice The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office released this statement Wednesday regarding Baltimore Ravens and former Rutgers running back Ray Rice, who was arrested after a domestic incident that took place early Saturday morning at the Revel Casino:

"The domestic violence incident in Atlantic City involving Ray Rice has been referred to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The Atlantic City Police Department has requested the Prosecutor’s Office review the case to ensure all appropriate charges are considered. The matter remains under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in conjunction with the Atlantic City Police Department. At the present time, Mr. Rice remains charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons offense."

Meanwhile, TMZ Sports has released what it claims is video of Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of a Revel elevator after the alleged "mutual attack." Here is the exclusive video from TMZ.

Rice and Palmer were both arrested and charged with simple assault after security at the Revel called Atlantic City police about a "physical altercation" involving the pair. 

Police have not released an incident report but say Ray and Palmer struck each other with their hands in an incident that was recorded on surveillance video. Police said they refused medical attention and did not report any injuries to police.

Rice's attorney, Michael Diamondstein, told the Baltimore Sun that the TMZ footage is authentic but incomplete.

The Sun also reported that Rice's arrest and charge of simple assault-domestic violence will be reviewed by the NFL under its personal-conduct policy, according to a league source.


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