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Ray Rice and fiancee Janay Palmer to attend couples seminar

Ray Rice fiancee elevatorBaltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says running back Ray Rice will be attending a couples seminar with fiancee Janay Palmer following the physical incident between the two at an Atlantic City hotel three weeks ago.

Harbaugh spoke with reporters on Wednesday and said he talked with Rice to hear the running back’s side of the story.

“Ray has told me his side of it, and everything we’ve seen so far is very consistent with what he said,” Harbaugh said via ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.

Harbaugh says Rice is working to resolve his issues with Palmer, whom he has dated since 2008.

“I know Ray is going to spend a week at a seminar type of thing as a couples-type deal. He’s doing everything he can to do what he needs to do and make things right,” said Harbaugh.

Rice and Palmer met in high school and began dating shortly before Rice was drafted by the Ravens in 2008. They have been engaged for two years.

Both were charged with simple assault following an alleged physical incident in an Atlantic City hotel. Police reportedly have video of Rice knocking out Palmer. Video has already become public showing Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out of an elevator.

Police have referred the case to prosecutors for review.

Police reportedly have video of Ray Rice knocking out fiancee Janay Palmer

Ray Rice girlfriend fiancee Janay Palmer

Video evidence could make it very difficult for Ray Rice to defend himself after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his fiancee Janay Palmer. On Wednesday, a video surfaced that appeared to show Rice dragging Palmer out of an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. According to Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, police may have another video that shows Rice knocking her out.

Klemko cited a person with knowledge of the situation who claims the video shows the alleged blow Rice delivered to Palmer. The court summons that was filed in connection with the case said that Rice “struck Palmer with his hand, rendering her unconscious.”

Both Rice and Palmer were charged with simple assault, as she allegedly also hit him. The Baltimore Ravens told USA Today that Rice and Palmer “returned home together after being detained.”

While the same charge has been filed against both parties, the accusations against Rice seem far more severe. For starters, it is hard to envision a scenario in which it is excusable for a man to get physical with his girlfriend. The fact that Rice, a professional football player, allegedly knocked Palmer unconscious is disturbing.

H/T Deadspin
Photo: Instagram/Janay Palmer

Court summons says Ray Rice struck fiancee, rendering her unconscious

Ray Rice RavensWhen Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend in Atlantic City for an alleged fight with his fiancee, his attorney described the incident as a “very minor physical altercation” and chalked it up to a misunderstanding. The more evidence we see, the harder that is to believe.

On Tuesday, a video surfaced that appears to show Rice dragging Palmer out of a casino elevator. The court summons that was filed in connection with the case makes the incident sound even more disturbing.

The document said that Rice has been accused of “assault by attempting to cause bodily injury to J. Palmer, specifically by striking her with his hand, rendering her unconscious, at the Revel Casino.”

A separate summons noted that Palmer is also accused of having struck Rice with her hand, though there is nothing about Rice being knocked unconscious.

[Related: More on Ray Rice's fiancee Janay Palmer]

While we have yet to hear the full story, there is obviously a significant different between an argument that involves some physical contact and striking a woman and knocking her unconscious.

H/T Twitter/Jamison Hensley

Ray Rice drags unconscious fiancee Janay Palmer out of elevator (Video)

Ray Rice fiancee elevatorA new video has emerged of Ray Rice appearing to drag his fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator inside Revel Casino in Atlantic City on Saturday.

News emerged Sunday night that both parties were arrested for alleged assault after they fought each other that night. The video does not show a complete picture of whatever happened between the two. TMZ says the footage is from before both were arrested.

Despite the video going viral, Rice’s attorney is doing his best to defend his client.

“However, the video that’s being posted by TMZ Sports is not the complete event, but is merely the end result of what transpired.

“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.”

I will admit that the video isn’t quite as bad it sounds on the surface, but it’s just not a good sign that Palmer was so incoherent and seemingly lifeless after allegedly just fighting her fiance. And you know what else didn’t look good? Ray Rice wiping his hands after

Ray Rice’s girlfriend-fiancee is Janay Palmer

Ray Rice girlfriend fiancee Janay Palmer

Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend following an altercation with his fiancee in Atlantic City. Both he and his fiancee were released, and Rice’s attorney characterized the incident as minor.

Obviously following an incident like that, many people are curious about Rice’s fiancee/girlfriend. That’s why we have answers for you.

Rice’s girlfriend is a woman named Janay Palmer. The two have been together since around 2008, just before the time Rice was drafted by the Ravens. They a young daughter together named Rayven (you can see a picture of the three here) and they became engaged around 2012.

According to an interview she gave The Times West Virginian, Palmer and Rice, who are both from New York, met in high school. They kept in contact while he was at Rutgers and she was at a junior college, and they began dating shortly before Rice was drafted by the Ravens in 2008.

Palmer moved with Rice to Maryland after he was drafted. She enrolled in nearby Towson State for school, and for a graduation gift, Rice gave her a new car and engagement ring. Here’s how the proposal went down.

Rice asked Janay to go outside to grab his wallet from the car. He ended up telling her the engagement ring and 2012 Acura were hers.

“I almost passed out when he told me the car was mine,” said Palmer. “I’m just happy I decided to be nice that day instead of letting him get his own wallet.”

Palmer, now 26, gave birth to the couple’s daughter in Feb. 2012. The two are scheduled to be married in June.

Janay experienced a brush with the law when she was arrested for shoplifting and had her picture splashed all over gossip site Media Take Out.

Palmer’s sister, Taylor Palmer, is currently a basketball player at West Virginia, which has led her and Ray to go to Morgantown to catch a game.

Ray Rice girlfriend fiancee Janay Palmer

Photo: Instagram/Janay Palmer 2

Ray Rice arrested after altercation with fiancee in Atlantic City

Ray Rice RavensRay Rice was arrested over the weekend after having a physical altercation with his fiancee in Atlantic City, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Rice’s attorney downplayed the incident in comments to the Sun, calling it a “very minor physical altercation.” The incident took place at Revel Casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and Rice’s attorney believes the incident was a “misunderstanding.”

Rice’s fiancee was charged with a crime and released, while Rice was released on his own recognizance.

Earlier in the night, Rice, who is from New York and played college ball at Rutgers, was at the Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub with a group of people. All reports from the club director were that things went well and that Rice treated the staff well.

Rice was a second-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2008 and is a three-time Pro Bowler. He’s coming off a down season where he only rushed for 660 yards on 214 carries for a career-low average of 3.1 ypc. He was limited by a hip injury most of the season but played through it.

Ray Rice likely out two weeks with hip injury; Pierce to start

Ray Rice hip injury

Ray Rice is likely to miss two weeks for the Baltimore Ravens because of a hip injury, meaning Bernard Pierce will start on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Rice went down with a non-contact hip injury during the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns last weekend. He did not carry the ball after the injury.

Rice did not practice during the week, and coach John Harbaugh initially said the back was a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against Houston. But Rice was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report, indicating he had around a 25 percent chance of playing.

Baltimore Sun Ravens reporter Aaron Wilson reported on Saturday that Rice’s injury is regarded as a two-week injury if the Ravens play it safely. He also said Pierce will start.

Pierce doesn’t have the same playmaking ability as Rice, but he is still a solid back. I picked the Ravens to win the game despite Rice’s injury.