Ray Rice assault case

Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013

In February 2014, Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested after a physical altercation with fiancée Janay Palmer at a New Jersey casino.

On March 27, Rice was indicted by a grand jury of third-degree aggravated assault, but he went on to marry Palmer the following day. The NFL responded to his indictment by issuing him with a two-game ban for the 2014 season, while the criminal charges were dropped.

In September, new video footage of the incident came to light, showing Rice punching Palmer as they shared an elevator. Rice's contract with the Ravens was terminated, but controversy continued to reign as it was alleged that the NFL had seen the video months before it was made public.

Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Cleveland Browns' Mike Pettine: 'We've talked about possible Ray Rice deal'
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine admits that the club have held discussions about a possible deal to sign former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
Aug 12, 00:44
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Ray Rice "optimistic" of NFL return
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is hopeful that he will be given a chance to rekindle his NFL career in the 2015 season.
Feb 28, 21:18
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Roger Goodell: "It's been a tough year on me"
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admits that he has had a tough year in his position due to his handling of the Ray Rice assault case and 'deflategate'.
Feb 1, 01:20
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Report: Ray Rice settles grievance with Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens and Ray Rice reportedly settle an agreement over a contract dispute following his release by the club in September of last year.
Jan 15, 21:46
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Robert Mueller report: 'NFL did not have video evidence before public release'
The report into the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice assault case reveals that the league did not have a copy of the video displaying the incident before it was released.
Jan 8, 19:25
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Ray Rice wins appeal against NFL suspension
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice wins his appeal against an indefinite suspension for assaulting his wife.
Nov 28, 20:26
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Axed NFL star Ray Rice's assault on wife mocked with Halloween costumes
Former NFL star Ray Rice is reportedly "praying" for the people who have mocked his recent assault case by dressing up as him for Halloween.
Oct 28, 13:11
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talks to the press on February 16, 2013
Adam Silver: 'We're learning from the NFL'
NBA commissioner Adam Silver reveals that the league is reviewing its domestic violence policy following a string of recent incidents involving NFL players.
Sep 24, 22:58
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
More than 7,000 fans return Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice jerseys
More than 7,000 Baltimore Ravens fans reportedly hand back their Ray Rice jerseys amid the running back's domestic violence case.
Sep 23, 12:14
General manager Ozzie Newsome after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013
Ozzie Newsome: 'Ray Rice assault worse than I pictured'
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome reveals that he was taken aback by the level of violence displayed by Ray Rice in the assault on his wife.
Sep 22, 22:53
Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens speaks to members of the media after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013
John Harbaugh: 'Ray Rice did not reveal full details'
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reveals that Ray Rice did not tell him that he punched his wife in the lift of an Atlantic City hotel in February.
Sep 22, 22:33
A general view from the end zone during the first half of an NFL pre-season game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014
Baltimore Ravens' Dick Cass: 'We did not ask for leniency'
Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass is adamant that the club did not ask the authorities or the NFL for leniency in the Ray Rice assault case.
Sep 22, 22:17
A general view from the end zone during the first half of an NFL pre-season game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014
Baltimore Ravens' Darren Sanders: 'I did not have full account'
Baltimore Ravens director of security Darren Sanders insists that he did not have full information of the Ray Rice assault case hours after the incident took place.
Sep 22, 21:52
Baltimore Ravens team owner Steve Bisciotti looks on from the field against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013
Steve Bisciotti: 'We didn't know all the facts'
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti denies claims that he and the organisation had full knowledge of what transpired in the Ray Rice assault case hours after the incident.
Sep 22, 21:32
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Roger Goodell: "There will be changes"
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is adamant that changes will be made to the league's policy on personal conduct and abuse in the wake of several high-profile incidents.
Sep 20, 22:58
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a Super Bowl XLVIII news conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014
Roger Goodell: 'I handled Rice case poorly'
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admits that he was wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice assault case and has vowed to make amends for his mistake.
Sep 20, 22:37
Baltimore Ravens team owner Steve Bisciotti looks on from the field against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013
Baltimore Ravens: 'ESPN report contains errors and inaccuracies'
The Baltimore Ravens are adamant that a report from ESPN stating that they knew the full details of the Ray Rice assault case contains "errors" and "inaccuracies"
Sep 20, 22:21
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Report: Baltimore Ravens had details of Ray Rice assault case
A report claims that the Baltimore Ravens had in-depth knowledge of the Ray Rice assault case a day after the incident took place.
Sep 20, 22:01
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
CoverGirl respond to photoshopped NFL ad of model with black eye
CoverGirl respond to a recent photoshopped image highlighting domestic violence on one of their NFL ads following the Ray Rice controversy.
Sep 16, 13:32
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder walks the sidelines prior to the start of a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 25, 2011
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder backs Roger Goodell
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder defends Roger Goodell after the NFL commissioner comes under fire for the league's handling of the Ray Rice assault case.
Sep 13, 23:41
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013
NFL hires independent investigator for Ray Rice case
The NFL confirms that it has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate their handling of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal.
Sep 13, 21:51
Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco during a warm up on August 15, 2013
Result: Baltimore Ravens forget Ray Rice saga with win over Pittsburgh Steelers
The Baltimore Ravens step away from the Ray Rice scandal with a 26-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sep 12, 04:25
Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers looks to pass during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on November 9, 2013
Larry Bird: 'Paul George's comments on Ray Rice situation were thoughtless'
Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird says that Paul George's comments about the current Ray Rice controversy were thoughtless.
Sep 11, 17:36
Indiana Pacers' Paul George in action against Miami Heat on June 1, 2013
Paul George apologises for tweets on Ray Rice issue
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George takes to Twitter to apologise for a number of comments that could have been viewed as offensive by sufferers of domestic violence.
Sep 11, 16:17
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches his team during warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012
Robert Kraft: 'I don't think Ray Rice will play again'
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft doubts that former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will ever play again in the NFL.
Sep 11, 01:05
General manager Ozzie Newsome after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013
Ozzie Newsome: 'Ray Rice didn't lie to me'
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome admits that the version of events Ray Rice told him about the incident involving him and his wife didn't differ from the CCTV footage.
Sep 11, 00:43
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013
NFL looking into Ray Rice video report claims
The NFL confirms that it will look into claims that a league executive was handed the Ray Rice video three months before its release.
Sep 10, 23:08
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013
Report: NFL were sent Ray Rice video
A report claims that a law enforcement official handed a copy of the video that displays Ray Rice striking his wife in an Atlantic City hotel to the NFL three months ago.
Sep 10, 22:40
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013
Roger Goodell: 'We couldn't obtain Ray Rice footage'
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reveals that the league couldn't obtain the video displaying Ray Rice striking his wife before his initial punishment was handed out.
Sep 10, 22:19
Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous decision victory against Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013
Floyd Mayweather criticises NFL for Ray Rice's Baltimore Ravens axe
Floyd Mayweather Jr believes that the NFL should have stuck with its two-game ban for Ray Rice, despite footage showing the running back knocking out his then-fiancee.
Sep 10, 13:18
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice defended by his wife
Janay Rice defends her husband after his release by the Baltimore Ravens and slams the media for their coverage of her assault.
Sep 9, 19:16
President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on September 11, 2013
President Barack Obama slams NFL star Ray Rice for assaulting his ex-fiancee
President Barack Obama says that NFL star Ray Rice is not a "real man" after CCTV footage shows the ex-Baltimore Ravens player knocking out his then-fiancee.
Sep 9, 14:44
Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens speaks to members of the media after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013
John Harbaugh explains Ray Rice release
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh admits that his side released Ray Rice immediately after seeing a new video of him punching his wife in an Atlantic City hotel.
Sep 9, 00:56
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Ray Lewis "disappointed" with Ray Rice
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis admits that he is deeply disappointed in ex-teammate Ray Rice as evidence emerges of him violently striking his wife.
Sep 8, 23:08
Terrance Knighton of the Denver Broncos speaks to the media during Super Bowl XLVIII media availability January 27, 2014
Terrance Knighton calls for further Ray Rice punishment
Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton hits out at Ray Rice and calls for further punishment of the running back by the authorities and the NFL.
Sep 8, 22:52
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
NFL suspends Ray Rice indefinitely
The NFL confirms that running back Ray Rice has been suspended indefinitely from the league after a video emerges highlighting his assault on his wife earlier this year.
Sep 8, 22:34
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Baltimore Ravens release running back Ray Rice
The Baltimore Ravens confirm that they have cut running back Ray Rice as video evidence emerges of him punching his wife in an incident earlier this year.
Sep 8, 22:17
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Michael Vick tells Ray Rice: 'You must prove yourself to the public'
New York Jets QB Michael Vicks warns Ray Rice that he must take his attempts to change the public's perception of him seriously.
Aug 13, 19:11
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defends Ray Rice suspension
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell believes that the length of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's suspension was right given all the circumstances of the case.
Aug 1, 22:50
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Ray Rice admits to 'biggest mistake of his life'
Ray Rice admits that his actions were "totally inexcusable" after allegedly striking his wife unconscious back in February.
Jul 31, 20:15
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Ray Rice: 'Suspension is my fault'
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice admits that he is at fault for his two-game suspension from the NFL for breaching the league's personal conduct code.
Jul 25, 19:28
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
NFL to suspend Ray Rice for two games
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season for breaching the league's personal conduct code.
Jul 24, 16:41
Sidney Rice #18 of the Seattle Seahawks works out on the field before the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 29, 2013
Sidney Rice announces retirement from NFL
Seattle Seahawks wideout Sidney Rice retires from the sport and says that an early exit will help him "do more things" later on in life.
Jul 23, 22:29
Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens rushes during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on October 6, 2013
Joe Flacco: 'Ray Rice looks in good shape'
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco believes that running back Ray Rice is looking sharp in his side's off-season practices as he looks to bounce back from a poor 2013 season.
Jul 4, 21:47
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Ray Rice: "I failed miserably"
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice admits that he "failed miserably" in the events that led to his arrest on suspicion of assault earlier this year.
May 23, 21:09
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Baltimore Ravens conditioning coach Bob Rogucki: 'Ray Rice in a good position'
Baltimore Ravens conditioning coach Bob Rogucki claims that running back Ray Rice "looks great" having struggled with his weight and form last season.
Apr 23, 00:02
Sidney Rice #18 of the Seattle Seahawks works out on the field before the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 29, 2013
Report: Sidney Rice cleared to play again
Free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice is reportedly given the all-clear to return to football after tearing his ACL while playing for the Seattle Seahawks last season.
Apr 14, 21:52
Brandon Spikes #55 of the New England Patriots yells following a personal foul call on him during the game against the Buffalo Bills on November 11, 2012
Brandon Spikes lambasts Ray Rice
Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes hits out at running back Ray Rice as the Baltimore Ravens man is indicted for aggravated assault.
Mar 29, 21:15
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Ray Rice indicted for aggravated assault
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is indicted on a charge of aggravated assault.
Mar 27, 22:02
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Ray Rice set for couples therapy following incident
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says that Ray Rice is "keen to put things right" after being arrested for striking his fiancee last month.
Mar 5, 22:12
General manager Ozzie Newsome after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013
Ozzie Newsome: 'Ray Rice incident very concerning'
Baltimore Ravens general manager admits that the situation involving running back Ray Rice is "very concerning".
Feb 24, 10:59
Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens speaks to members of the media after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013
John Harbaugh waiting for all facts from Ray Rice incident
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reveals that the club will wait until all the facts have emerged before deciding on any action on Ray Rice.
Feb 21, 22:47
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Baltimore Ravens "aware" of Ray Rice incident
The Baltimore Ravens confirm that they are aware of an incident involving Ray Rice and his fiancee outside a casino in Atlantic City.
Feb 17, 11:07
Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice arrested
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancee are arrested and charged with simple assault following a alleged incident in Atlantic City.
Feb 17, 09:14

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