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


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.