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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.

Ray Rice rips fantasy football owners after suffering hip injury

Ray-Rice-RavensIn many ways, fantasy football has made the world an evil place. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had to leave his team’s win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday when he suffered a hip injury. Prior to that, he was not performing well. Rice finished the game with just 45 total yards and three receptions, which gave his fantasy owners somewhere in the range of four to seven points.

The lack of production angered fantasy players who took Rice in the first round of drafts. In fact, many of them even ripped Rice for leaving the game with an injury. Those people have sullied Rice’s opinion of fantasy football.

Rice has played in all 16 games over the past four seasons, so he has not had to listen to cold-hearted fantasy “managers” complaining about things he can’t control — like injuries. Guys like Arian Foster could tell you that the concept is hardly a new one and has been an issue for years.

People like yours truly, who have Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce sitting on their bench, perked up a bit when Rice went down. As awful as it sounds, that is what fantasy football has done to us. Fortunately for Rice and the Ravens, the injury is considered minor. The biggest impact it may have on the 26-year-old is opening his eyes to what fantasy owners are truly like.

Maybe next time Rice needs to take the DeAngelo Williams approach to fantasy owners.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

If you thought Oxbow won the Preakness, you were wrong

Ray Rice Preakness

Ray Rice did.

Rice posted the above picture on his Facebook page on Sunday with the caption: “y’all catch the Preakness yesterday?”

Hilarious. His photo had over 11,000 likes and nearly two thousand shares on Facebook at the time this was posted.

If you’re wondering whether a football player can actually beat a horse in a race, I present you with this.

Eric LeGrand, Ray Rice support Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti

Tim PernettiEric LeGrand and Ray Rice were among the notable former Rutgers athletes who expressed their support of athletic director Tim Pernetti (pictured), who resigned Friday amid the scandal over fired basketball coach Mike Rice.

Rice was suspended three games by the school in December after school officials saw video of him physically and verbally abusing his players in practice. Once that video was shown by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” this week, many were outraged over the coach’s behavior. There were immediate calls for Rice to be fired, and questions about why Pernetti continued to employ him.

Pernetti resigned, saying he wished he had moved to fire the coach in December. He said in his statement that the school was hesitant to fire the coach before reviewing the whole legal process.

“I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on the events which led to today,” Pernetti said in his letter. “As you know, my first instincts when I saw the videotape of Coach Rice’s behavior was to fire him immediately. However, Rutgers decided to follow a process involving university lawyers, human resources professionals, and outside counsel. Following review of the independent investigative report, the consensus was that university policy would not justify dismissal. I have admitted my role in, and regret for, that decision, and wish that I had the opportunity to go back and override it for the sake of everyone involved.”

That may not have been entirely accurate, because some say Pernetti could have reasonably fired Rice on account of misconduct.

Former Rutgers football players Ray Rice and Eric LeGrand were supportive of Pernetti during the controversy. Rice, a running back for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, called Pernetti a “great man” and lauded him for getting Rutgers in the Big Ten.

LeGrand, a former RU offensive lineman who was paralyzed in an October 2010 game, was even more supportive of Pernetti:

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