Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens’ star running back, and his fiancée were arrested and charged with simple assault over the weekend after a physical altercation with each other at an Atlantic City casino.
Police said Rice and his fiancée, Janay Palmer, “struck each other with their hands.” No injuries were reported. Both were released with summons to appear in court, according to police.
“We haven’t seen any charging documents yet,” Rice’s attorney Michael Diamondstein said. “There was an argument that included Ray. I can’t give any specifics because we haven’t seen the document yet.
“Once we’re able to go through the evidence, it should wind up to be little more than a misunderstanding.”
Rice and his fiancée returned home together after the detainment, according to a Ravens spokesman.
“We are aware of the Friday night situation with Ray Rice and his fiancée,” the team statement said. “We have spoken with Ray, and know that they returned home together after being detained.”
Rice, 27, signed a five-year, $35-million deal with the Ravens before the 2012 season. He is coming off his worst season with the team, gaining 660 rushing yards and averaging a career-low 3.1 yards per carry.