NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — TMZ says it has surveillance video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancee before they were both arrested due to an incident at an Atlantic City casino.
Rice was arrested early Saturday morning after an argument with Janay Palmer turned physical, Atlantic City police said earlier this week.
TMZ identified the man in the video posted to its website as Rice, who was reportedly dragging “a seemingly unconscious Palmer” out of an elevator.
Rice and Janay Palmer were both brought in on simple assault charges. They were released on a summons after the incident at the Revel Casino.
“(T)he video that’s being posted by TMZ Sports is not the complete event, but is merely the end result of what transpired,” Rice’s lawyer Michael Diamondstein told TMZ. “We’ll assure the public that when this matter is fully tried and completed, you’ll have a better understanding of what happened and we ask the public to reserve making any judgment until all of the facts come out.”
The NFL will reportedly review Rice’s arrest under the league’s personal-conduct policy.
Diamondstein previously said that he was hopeful that after an investigation “the matter turns out to be little more than a misunderstanding.”
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Monday that he was waiting to get all the details before deciding what action to take, if any.
“I have not had a chance to talk to Ray,” Newsome said. “I really don’t know that situation. With me, I get all the answers. Then that’s when we make decisions within this organization — once we get all the information we can get.”
Rice, a native of New Rochelle, N.Y., played at Rutgers University in N.J. before being drafted by the Ravens in the 2008 draft. He ran for more than 1,000 yards in four straight seasons from 2009-12 before gaining only 660 yards on the ground in 2013, in part because of a hip injury that forced him to miss a game in September and hampered his effectiveness the rest of the way.
Rice is the Ravens’ career leader in total yards from scrimmage (9.214) and ranks second behind Jamal Lewis in yards rushing.
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