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Report: Ray Rice arrested after alleged “very minor physical altercation” in Atlantic City

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According to a published report, Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested this weekend after an alleged dispute at an Atlantic City casino.

The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday evening that an attorney for Rice, Andrew Alperstein, said that Rice and his fiancee were both arrested and released after the alleged incident at Revel Casino. Alperstein told the Sun that Rice’s arrest stemmed from an alleged “very minor physical altercation.” The Sun reported, citing Rice’s attorneys, that the alleged altercation was with a woman.

Another attorney representing Rice, Michael Diamondstein, told the Sun that the incident “should wind up to be little more than a misunderstanding,” though he noted that he had yet to view the evidence against Rice.

The 27-year-old Rice rushed for 660 yards and four touchdowns in 2014 for Baltimore.

UPDATE 8:19 p.m. ET: The Ravens issued a statement Sunday night regarding Rice: “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.”

UPDATE 10:29 p.m. ET: Via the Sun, Atlantic City police have said Rice and 26-year-old Janay A. Palmer were charged with simple assault after allegedly “(striking) each other with their hands.” Both received a court summons and were released, according to the police press release obtained by the Sun. The alleged incident occurred Saturday morning, and police determined there “appeared” to be a “physical altercation” after looking at surveillance footage, according to the police press release posted by the Sun.

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83 Responses to “Report: Ray Rice arrested after alleged “very minor physical altercation” in Atlantic City”
  1. shaggytoodle says: Feb 16, 2014 7:21 PM

    She probably said, “You had a bad season, I can’t believe I wasted a first round pick on you in fantasy league.”

  2. chawk12thman says: Feb 16, 2014 7:25 PM

    She had a ten and four and said “hit me” and Ray misunderstood and thought she was talking to him and not the dealer.

  3. fdugrad says: Feb 16, 2014 7:26 PM

    If something is “very minor” and a “misunderstanding,” why was an arrest warranted?

  4. bmorelady says: Feb 16, 2014 7:29 PM

    RAY RICE has never been in any kind of trouble and he’s a great role model. I’m sure this is going to turn out to be a misunderstanding or something very trivial

  5. Coach John Harbaugh says: Feb 16, 2014 7:30 PM

    why is he not referred to as “World Champion Ray Rice”?

    #champs

  6. braven4evr says: Feb 16, 2014 7:32 PM

    Here comes all of the Ravens are criminal joke’s.

  7. h3min1230 says: Feb 16, 2014 7:33 PM

    Typical Ratbird behavior. Next.

  8. bumblyjack says: Feb 16, 2014 7:35 PM

    The Dispute

    Ray: “I’m done. Legs shot, will broken. Done.”

    Female Ravens fan: “Dude, you got 5 thousan yar seasin in ya.”

    Ray: “Nah, girl. I’m done.”

    Female Ravens fan: “Wha you talkin bout, done? You cray cray, Ray Ray.”

    Ray: “Girl, you gonna shut yo mouth.”

  9. footballfan01 says: Feb 16, 2014 7:35 PM

    What a scumbag.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 16, 2014 7:39 PM

    What do you expect from a low character baltimore ravens player?!?

  11. thevikesarebest says: Feb 16, 2014 7:42 PM

    This doesn’t happen happen to The great AP.

  12. zackd2 says: Feb 16, 2014 7:46 PM

    Deadspin says he upper cut the gal

  13. ctiggs says: Feb 16, 2014 7:50 PM

    i thought he was arrested for the horrible season that he had.

  14. realnflmaster says: Feb 16, 2014 7:54 PM

    Crminal.

  15. fdugrad says: Feb 16, 2014 7:54 PM

    Perhaps Ray was sitting next to her at the Blackjack table, she said “hit me,” and Ray had a “very minor misunderstanding” with her particular phraseology!

  16. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 16, 2014 7:54 PM

    The best part of low character ray rice’s bio is his hypocritical participation in anti-bullying campaigns.

    Loser.

  17. meatcarroll says: Feb 16, 2014 7:59 PM

    Ray Rice wishes he was Marshawn Lynch. Only Beast Mode is all about that action, boss.

  18. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 16, 2014 8:00 PM

    According to Deadspin…. ray rice uppercut his fiancee and knocked her unconscious.

  19. purpleguy says: Feb 16, 2014 8:00 PM

    Does that mean he will be charged with “third degree very minor assault”?

  20. baltimorons says: Feb 16, 2014 8:07 PM

    Animal. He sucks so baltimore will probably cut him. Wait…Baltimore sucks too. They’ll keep him.

  21. hawksfan4life1001 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:07 PM

    “Minor”? There is no such thing as minor with social media!

  22. tbirdbaby says: Feb 16, 2014 8:08 PM

    OMG…Ray Rice is my favorite football player..I just can’t believe this. Say it ain’t so Ray.

  23. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 16, 2014 8:08 PM

    “The 27-year-old Rice rushed for 660 yards and four touchdowns in 2014 for Baltimore.”

    Pretty amazing considering that the Ravens have yet to play a single game in 2014.

  24. arwiv says: Feb 16, 2014 8:10 PM

    fdugrad says: Feb 16, 2014 7:26 PM

    If something is “very minor” and a “misunderstanding,” why was an arrest warranted?

    __________________________________

    Ive been a cop for 21 years….if I REALLY want to arrest you, i’ll come up with a reason (I don’t engage in this nonsense, but it does take place). Please don’t believe that just because an arrest took place that somebody did something horrible…..its usually a bunch of nonsense.

  25. ariani1985 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:13 PM

    Yessssss, we can reset the arrest counter!

  26. killerpgh says: Feb 16, 2014 8:13 PM

    Deadspin is saying it’s much more than a “very minor physical altercation”. Early rumors are his fiancée spit in his face and he knocked her out cold with an upper cut.

  27. steel420 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:15 PM

    Ravens fans always talk about this guy being a role model, but I see how he acts during and in between plays. He’s a punk, and a physical altercation in public like this is typical punk behavior.

  28. patsfan1820 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:15 PM

    Almost nothing good happens in casinos. Seriously why go to a place to lose thousands of dollars? Maybe I just don’t understand the appeal of gambling.

  29. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 16, 2014 8:17 PM

    Sept. 15, 2013 season… ray rice spit on a Cleveland Browns player and played innocent

    Feb. 15, 2014… ray rice knocks his fiancee unconscious and plays innocent

  30. skiss68 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:24 PM

    All I took from that story was 660 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was worse than T. Richardson.

  31. jakec4 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:25 PM

    Maybe it was Sweet Pea.

  32. nedhigginssports says: Feb 16, 2014 8:26 PM

    Innoncect until proven guilty, but if true, Ray sort of loses all credibility with the whole anti-bullying campaign if he’s slapping around a chick

  33. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Feb 16, 2014 8:27 PM

    Ray Rice beats women. Jim Harbaugh has lost control of his locker room.

  34. mtheparrothead says: Feb 16, 2014 8:27 PM

    He was only able to run 1.2 yards before being stopped by security.

  35. orivar says: Feb 16, 2014 8:27 PM

    So basically there’s no information on what happened and until then this is a non-story.

    Gotcha.

  36. ningenito78 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:28 PM

    Probably for assaulting a slot machine because Revel casino sucks.

  37. The Steelers cast such an immense shadow over the league. There's no wonder why we are so widely envied. We are superior. We have six Lombardis. What do you have ☹? says: Feb 16, 2014 8:33 PM

    Notice how this doesn’t happen to the Steelers?

    #SteelStandard
    #getonourlevel

  38. bigbenisa3toedsloth says: Feb 16, 2014 8:36 PM

    RAY RICE has never been in any trouble, blah blah blah. He probably spit in her face like he did top Phil Taylor. Classy rat bird actions, they’re all dirtbags!!

  39. therealraider says: Feb 16, 2014 8:38 PM

    Time to reset the “days without an arrest” counter.

  40. lerch77 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:43 PM

    Coach Kubiak demands an explanation…

  41. nfl4days says: Feb 16, 2014 8:47 PM

    Can we wait for details before we hang him? This is the same Ray Rice who fiercely fights against bullying in school and helps people in bad areas.

  42. jamaltimore says: Feb 16, 2014 8:51 PM

    He was detained, not arrested. probably couldn’t get his woman away from the slots and losing all his money!

  43. bcajun says: Feb 16, 2014 8:51 PM

    Well if the last Ray that was a raven can get off why cant the second one????

  44. dude2424 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:54 PM

    He was released on his own recognizance due to the fact that he’s no longer a threat to run.

  45. thereyougo2 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:57 PM

    Stepping on someone’s head is minor only in Atlantic city. A backward town existing only to hoast boxing matches and take your money.

  46. thereyougo2 says: Feb 16, 2014 8:58 PM

    Host………

  47. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Feb 16, 2014 9:02 PM

    Well someone had to pick up the slack for getting arrested after Ray Ray retired. ;-)

  48. csilojohnson says: Feb 16, 2014 9:03 PM

    the downward spiral continues

  49. jpalughi823 says: Feb 16, 2014 9:16 PM

    the cops let him go because he isn’t a threat to run…..over/under on his BAC being higher than YPC as well

  50. jmblosser82 says: Feb 16, 2014 9:16 PM

    I am betting this is blown out if proportion due to him being a nfl star.

  51. it's all bs says: Feb 16, 2014 9:29 PM

    I’m gonna double down that alcohol was involved…SMDH!!!

  52. thevikesarebest says: Feb 16, 2014 9:33 PM

    This doesn’t happen to AP.

  53. biggestredmiami says: Feb 16, 2014 9:40 PM

    Police: “The suspect, Rice, attempted to run, but deputies were able to tackle him after 3 yards.”

  54. idontliveinmymomsbasement says: Feb 16, 2014 9:40 PM

    He was released on his own because he isn’t a threat to run !!!!!

  55. stairwayto7 says: Feb 16, 2014 9:54 PM

    Come on commish, 4 game suspension for abusing a woman, was arrested and make them Play Pitt, Cincy. Saints and Carolina!

  56. troy43mvp says: Feb 16, 2014 10:12 PM

    I am a Steeler fan and am not going to go “all troll” on this. Innocent til proven guilty. The only thing minor that Ray tried to hit was a hole behind that O line. The worst O line in the 2nd half of the season last year.

  57. ravenheath21 says: Feb 16, 2014 10:38 PM

    thevikesarebest says this never happened to AP… umm yes it has in a club in Houston last year he knocked out a security guard.

  58. realitypolice says: Feb 16, 2014 10:40 PM

    fdugrad says:
    Feb 16, 2014 7:26 PM
    If something is “very minor” and a “misunderstanding,” why was an arrest warranted?

    If the other party in the dispute insists they were assaulted and insist on an arrest, most cops will err on the side of caution and make the arrest.

    And don’t forget, “assault” can be something as simple as a light shove or grabbing someone’s arm.

    So yeah, the fact that there was an arrest is no evidence whatsoever that the incident wasn’t minor.

  59. realitypolice says: Feb 16, 2014 10:44 PM

    Not surprised it happened at Revel. The casino is operated by pretentious, clueless, amateurs. Literally, no one there has any idea what they are doing.

    It was probably something minor that got out of hand because security or management bungled the way they handled it. Wouldn’t surprise me at all.

  60. joerevs300 says: Feb 16, 2014 10:50 PM

    If he had run with the passion he expressed in his “simple” assault of his fiance, Baltimore would have been in the playoffs again.

  61. sundaysundaysunday says: Feb 16, 2014 10:59 PM

    PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says:Feb 16, 2014 8:27 PM

    Ray Rice beats women. Jim Harbaugh has lost control of his locker room.
    —————————————————————–
    Wrong Harbaugh doofus

  62. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 16, 2014 11:02 PM

    The Ravens have dealt with these setbacks and misunderstandings for years. When everyone was obsessed with persecuting Ray Lewis, the Ravens prevailed and won the SB. While the petty little haters may get their short lived jollies over this, the Ravens only get stronger.

  63. sundaysundaysunday says: Feb 16, 2014 11:04 PM

    Deadspin needs a new “tipster”

  64. deezenucks says: Feb 16, 2014 11:25 PM

    Thought this didn’t happen to the “glorious in oz we trust, former champs, epic fail qb contract ravens?

  65. r8ders4life says: Feb 17, 2014 1:04 AM

    The future is bright…

    Michael Sams will not be involved in issues like this.

  66. therooneyskilledwebster says: Feb 17, 2014 1:24 AM

    I guess we know where Ed Reed’s 50 large went.

  67. seminstains says: Feb 17, 2014 1:56 AM

    @steel420 The only reason why your talking trash is because you are a steelers fan. I am not even a Ravins fan. As a steeler fan your comment went one ear and out the other to everyone on here. Ray is a class act dude Don’t Hate the dude that eats your team up every year. Remember Bens problems with girls ? That what I thought

  68. joeflaccospuremediocrity says: Feb 17, 2014 3:34 AM

    Maybe after Ray gets cut he can try out for the Olympic boxing team.

  69. toolfan74 says: Feb 17, 2014 5:41 AM

    Don’t worry Ray, Nucky Thompson will clean up everything for you!

  70. yepurwrong says: Feb 17, 2014 7:43 AM

    Some people just can’t handle AC.

  71. ceejayb says: Feb 17, 2014 8:52 AM

    If this story about him knocking her unconscious is true, cut this POS immediately.

    Sincerely,

    Die hard Ravens fan.

  72. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 17, 2014 9:04 AM

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Feb 16, 2014 11:02 PM
    The Ravens have dealt with these setbacks and misunderstandings for years. When everyone was obsessed with persecuting Ray Lewis, the Ravens prevailed and won the SB. While the petty little haters may get their short lived jollies over this, the Ravens only get stronger.

    2 0
    Report comment. Spin little top spin those lies to make you feel better. Petty haters? How about unbiased realists. Ray Rice is a punk on the field spitting on other players pushing after the whistle like most Ravens,BUT off the field he is a good dude.

    This story is probably way over blown much like your reaction. Good part with this Ray….no one was killed.

  73. jtbsteeler says: Feb 17, 2014 9:06 AM

    “Ray is a class act”? When you punch a woman that goes out the window. Another hypocritical Raven farse exposed. Anti-bullying? Give me a break.

    Curse of the terrible towel has struck. – Ray Rice playing around with it in 2012.

    Goodbye to your image and your game. Bum loser.

  74. SmashMouthFootball says: Feb 17, 2014 10:23 AM

    Arrests since 2000 (including this one):

    Baltimore – 18
    Pittsburgh – 19
    Cleveland – 27
    Cincinnati – 41

    Police report says both refused medical attention and neither had injuries. If deadspin was right she must have had miraculous healing powers to be punched unconscious without injury.

  75. steelcurtainn says: Feb 17, 2014 10:43 AM

    What a loser! Another criminal to add to the history of the baltimore felons.

  76. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Feb 17, 2014 10:55 AM

    seminstains says:
    Feb 17, 2014 1:56 AM
    Don’t Hate the dude that eats your team up every year.
    —————–
    LOL what? You’d better look at some numbers and try again. While he’s been a force to contend with, he’s rarely had big games against PIT.

    For the record, I agree that RR deserves the benefit of the doubt here. His character hasn’t really ever been an issue, and there is wayyyy too much speculation i.e. the reports that he knocked his old lady out with an uppercut.

  77. steel2372 says: Feb 17, 2014 11:34 AM

    I will give the guy the benefit of the doubt on this one until more info comes out. As the nest burns, Steelers get stronger.

  78. steel2372 says: Feb 17, 2014 11:41 AM

    I wouldnt go as far to say he is a class act however. This is the same guy who spit on a player after the play was done. That is a classless act no matter how you look at it.

  79. mackcarrington says: Feb 17, 2014 2:52 PM

    Why do football players seem to have a proclivity for off-field physical and domestic violence? Don’t see these kinds of issues as much with hockey or baseball players.

  80. jmblosser82 says: Feb 17, 2014 2:59 PM

    Bengals 40
    Browns 26
    Ravens 18(including Rice)
    Steelers 17.

  81. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 17, 2014 7:38 PM

    I don’t believe it. Ray Rive has never hit anyone, doesn’t fit his anti-contact stance.

  82. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 17, 2014 8:09 PM

    Ray Lewis made fools of all the haters when unwarranted murder charges against him were finally dismissed. Yet, that same motley crew of dysfunctional bile spewers is back, convicting a man because they think he spit at some player five months ago. Ratchet it down, lynch mob. Ratchet it down. This is 2014.

  83. 75rockrasin says: Feb 18, 2014 7:00 AM

    Funny how Steeler fans are talking about classless acts while forgetting about a coach with his foot on the field not to mention the past the antics of their QB.

    Rice will be held accountable for his actions.

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