Disturbing Video Surfaces After Ray Rice Arrest
As the NFL moves to review the domestic violence arrest of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, disturbing video of the former Rutgers star has surfaced on TMZ Sports.
Rice was arrested in Atlantic City last weekend, along with his fiancee, Janay Palmer, after an argument between the two at the Revel Casino turned physical, according to police reports. They were booked at city police headquarters for simple assault and domestic violence and issued summonses for a court appearance.
The NFL's personal conduct policy gives league commissioner broad authority to investigate and punish players, the Sun story notes, as happened in the case of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in 2010. He was suspended for six games after an alleged sex assault, which never resulted in criminal charges.
TMZ reports that the video it has posted is also in the possession of Atlantic City pollice and shows Rice dragging Palmer out of an elevator at the Revel just before their arrest. The website also quotes Rice's lawyer, Michael Diamondstein as saying the video, shot February 15, "is not the complete event, but is merely the end result of what transpired."
- Video shows Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging girlfriend out of Atlantic City casino elevator / New York Daily News
- Report: Surveillance video shows Ray Rice dragging fianceé out of elevator / NBC Sports