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Video footage obtained by TMZ heavily suggests that Baltimore Ravens running backRay Rice knocked his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, unconscious during a fight between the two at Revel Casino in Atlantic City on Saturday (February 15).
Rice’s attorney, Andrew Alperstein, initially told The Baltimore Sun that that the incident was a “very minor physical altercation.”
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The Atlantic City Police Department arrested both Rice and Palmer and charged them with simple assault-domestic violence, before releasing them.
The police report reads in part:
On Saturday February 15, 2014 at 2:51am Atlantic City Police responded to Revel Casino for a domestic dispute. Uniformed Officer Cuong Sam and Officer Bryon Hargis met Revel Security at the porte-cochere and were escorted to both parties involved in the incident. The male and female involved were identified as Raymell Rice and Janay A. Palmer. After reviewing surveillance footage it appeared both parties were involved in a physical altercation. The complaint summons indicates that both Rich [sic] and Palmer struck each other with their hands. The responding officer signed a simple assault complaint against both Rice and Palmer.
Both Ms. Palmer and Mr. Rice refused any medical attention as no injuries were reported by either party. The couple were transported to the Atlantic City Police Department holding facility and charged with Simple Assault-Domestic Violence. They were both released on a summons to appear in court.