Court Summons Says Ray Rice Struck J. Palmer, Rendering Her Unconscious
Updated: Wednesday, February 19 2014, 06:29 PM EST
A copy of the court complaint summons for Ray Rice, obtained by FOX45 states the Baltimore Ravens running back attempted “to cause bodily injury to J. Palmer, specifically by striking her with his hand, rendering her unconscious, at the Revel Casino.” The incident happened over the weekend.
The summons for his fiance, Janay Palmer, states she committed, "assault by attempting to cause bodily injury to Raymell Rice by striking him with her hand, while at the Revel Casino."
The summonses request the appearance of both in court on February 25.
In an emailed statement to FOX45 the Atlantic City Police Department wrote;
"The domestic violence incident in Atlantic City involving Ray Rice has been referred to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The Atlantic City Police Department has requested the Prosecutor’s Office review the case to ensure all appropriate charges are considered. The matter remains under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in conjunction with the Atlantic City Police Department. At the present time, Mr. Rice remains charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons offense. The Prosecutor’s Office has no further comment at this time."
TMZ Sports posted footage they claim is of Ray Rice dragging his unresponsive or unconscious fiance out of an elevator in an Atlantic City casino. According to TMZ the video is from just moments after police say they assaulted each other on the property.
An attorney representing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after an altercation in Atlantic City involving his fiance is asking the public to "reserve judgement until all the facts are out." Michael Diamondstein, a criminal defense lawyer, said the video obtained by TMZ Sports "shows the very end of what transpired."