May 23, 2015 |
Ray Rice assault expunged After one of the most visible beat-downs in social-media history, former NFL running back Ray Rice has had his misdemeanor assault conviction expunged from his record. Atlantic City Presiding Judge Michael A. Donio signed the order early Thursday morning. It was part of Rice's plea deal. You will recall that on Feb. 15, 2014, Rice was videotaped striking, and apparently knocking senseless, his then-fiancée/now wife, Janay Rice , in an elevator at the Revel casino of fond memory in A.C. Much was the outcry and social discussion re: domestic abuse.
January 21, 2012 |
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ray Rice has played in eight postseason games, none more memorable than the one in which he ran for 159 yards to help the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots. About the only thing that could possibly top that would be playing in the Super Bowl, a quest Rice just might realize if he can run wild again in Sunday's AFC championship game against those same Patriots. Now in his fourth season, Rice has emerged as Baltimore's main offensive threat.
July 26, 2014 |
The security video lasted just 49 seconds, and as security videos often are in such situations, it was grainy and fuzzy and had the feel of a sequence in a Scorsese film. But there was no mistaking what it showed. On a February night inside an Atlantic City casino, an elevator's doors slid apart, and Ray Rice, a running back for the Baltimore Ravens, emerged, holding the woman who is now his wife, Janay Palmer. In a fight minutes earlier, Rice had rendered her unconscious , and now she was in Rice's arms, slumped over at her torso.
February 21, 2014 |
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says it is taking over the investigation into a physical altercation between Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in the Revel Casino Hotel that police records say left Palmer unconscious. Rice and Palmer were both arrested early Saturday and charged with simple assault-domestic violence after police were called to the Boardwalk casino shortly before 3 a.m. The website TMZ Sports posted security video Wednesday that showed Rice coming out of an elevator holding up a woman who appeared to be unconscious.
September 10, 2014 |
When NFL running back Ray Rice applied to a pre-trial intervention program on May 1 - which, if completed, would help dismiss the charges against him - he had to clear more hurdles than many other applicants. Those accepted into the program have typically committed minor crimes, such as theft or drug possession. Rice, accused of punching his then-fiancée in an elevator at Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel earlier this year, was charged with aggravated assault - a violent crime.
September 11, 2014 |
It should have been easy to examine the Ray Rice domestic-violence case and pick out the worst person involved. Who possibly could be more despicable than the perpetrator? Who could have done anything nearly as vile as knocking out his future wife with a powerful left to the head? Shockingly, there are more than a few contenders. Start with Rice's Baltimore-based attorney, Andrew Alperstein. During an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Alperstein described what happened in February on an Atlantic City hotel casino elevator as "a very minor physical altercation.
September 11, 2014 |
MY 7-YEAR-OLD cousin has a Ray Rice jersey. Used to wear it everywhere. Thanksgiving, Christmas, family picnics. Our first stars are our fondest, after all. Sometimes I think we spend the rest of our lives trying to recapture those first moments of sports consciousness. In that sense, Ray Rice will aways be a part of her. Yep. Her. My 7-year-old cousin is a girl. Seven, going on 32, her father says. I suspect he is already stockpiling ammunition. If you see him around Baltimore in 9 or 10 years, buy him a beer or three.
September 12, 2014 |
Eagles cornerback Cary Williams said the league "dropped the ball" on its discipline of Ray Rice "from the beginning" while voicing his displeasure with the way the league has handled the suspension of his former Ravens teammate. "When they didn't ask for the tape and they didn't see that part of the video, obviously they dropped the ball with that situation," Williams said. ". . . But I know that Ray Rice made a mistake, and I know him as a man and a teammate and a friend - and what he showed in that tape was not him. " Williams played with Rice from 2009 to 2012.
March 29, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted on charges of third-degree aggravated assault Thursday for an incident at Revel Casino Hotel in which he allegedly knocked his fiancee unconscious. The charge, which carries a potential penalty of three to five years in prison, was announced by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office after a grand jury indictment Thursday afternoon in Mays Landing. Rice, 27, and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, 26, were both initially charged by Atlantic City police with simple assault, a disorderly-persons offense, and released on summonses after the incident shortly before 3 a.m. Feb. 15. The summons noted that Palmer had been rendered unconscious.
September 11, 2014 |
For almost six months, the Ray Rice debate had been an argument in the media, largely among men in sports circles, over domestic violence and its proper punishment. On Tuesday, his wife had a few things of her own to say, igniting a new debate. The day before, the celebrity news site TMZ released an elevator-camera video, taken the night of Feb. 15 at Revel Casino, that showed then-Baltimore Ravens running back Rice knocking his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, unconscious with a left hook.