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Summons says Ray Rice knocked fiancée unconscious

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While Ravens running back Ray Rice’s lawyers called the incident with his fiancée that led to his arrest in Atlantic City a “very minor physical altercation,” a video emerged of Rice dragging a seemingly unconscious Janay Palmer out of an elevator told a different story.

So does the summons issued by the Atlantic City Municipal Court to Rice in the wake of the incident. Mike Hellgren of WJZ in Baltimore obtained a copy of the summons, which alleges that Rice committed assault on Palmer by striking her with his hand and rendering her unconscious. Palmer was also issued a summons for striking Rice with her hand.

A professional football player knocking a woman unconscious isn’t the hallmark of a “very minor physical altercation.” Rice has reportedly spoken with Ravens coach John Harbaugh since the arrest, although it’s not known how he characterized the incident in any conversation. Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said Monday that he had not spoken to Rice since the incident, but said Rice remains in the team’s plans despite the arrest.

We’ll see if the release of the video and summons changes anything coming out of Baltimore or if the league takes any action against Rice.

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18 Responses to “Summons says Ray Rice knocked fiancée unconscious”
  1. stoutfiles says: Feb 19, 2014 5:07 PM

    Classic Ray Rice, another 3 yard carry.

  2. djlexluger says: Feb 19, 2014 5:17 PM

    Welp. That’s no bueno.

  3. coloneldukelacross says: Feb 19, 2014 5:28 PM

    Jim Brown, Jovan Belcher, LT, etc. Ol’ Rice is in good company!

  4. grandmachine says: Feb 19, 2014 5:34 PM

    Best carry he had all season.

  5. El Pollo Loco says: Feb 19, 2014 5:40 PM

    The Bengals have already contacted them about a trade

  6. 4thand29 says: Feb 19, 2014 5:44 PM

    While the evidence that we have so far suggests that Ray is guilty, that evidence is far from conclusive. I’m not saying that he’s innocent, but I prefer to wait until we have a more complete view of what happened before condemning him.

  7. davikes says: Feb 19, 2014 5:50 PM

    So why did she get arrested?

  8. xpensivewinos says: Feb 19, 2014 5:50 PM

    I’m thinkin’ the next story will read “EX-fiance.”

  9. keepongronking says: Feb 19, 2014 6:01 PM

    How the mighty have fallen

  10. realdealsteel says: Feb 19, 2014 6:08 PM

    I think Ravens need to take another runningback late in the draft. Depth purposes you know.

  11. joshuaclaytondavis says: Feb 19, 2014 6:34 PM

    Remember when Ray Ray openly criticized Hines Ward when he was arrested? Yeah…

  12. lucimorland says: Feb 19, 2014 7:46 PM

    At least he got some yards after the carry.

  13. oilerthentexandiehard says: Feb 19, 2014 8:19 PM

    About a week ago, Gary Kubiak said this about Rice: “I think as he goes, we’ll go,”

    Hope you aren’t too deep into that playbook yet.

  14. reed20fence says: Feb 19, 2014 8:40 PM

    He’s got serious anger management issues.

  15. berniemadoffsides says: Feb 19, 2014 11:08 PM

    This video could end his career, literally.

  16. Blackpool says: Feb 19, 2014 11:41 PM

    Sounds like a real classy guy…

  17. ravioles says: Feb 20, 2014 9:51 AM

    Cut him. Not sure what has happened to him over the last year, but his performance on the field does not justify tolerating any bad off the field behavior. The salary cap implications should be meaningless given an undrafted rookie could have matched his performance last season.

  18. critterkiller33 says: Feb 20, 2014 8:21 PM

    maybe he can get a job with espn… he and ray ray can work together…..

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