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Ravens RB Ray Rice in courthouse on assault charge

3 years 3 weeks 1 day ago May 01, 2014 May 1, 2014 Thursday, May 01 2014 May 01, 2014 6:41 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

MAYS LANDING, N.J.- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is in a New Jersey courthouse to face assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

Rice, a former Rutgers star, arrived at court Thursday morning holding hands with the woman, now his wife. He told reporters he is a "happy father and a happy husband."

The charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury involves a Feb. 15 incident at Revel Casino Hotel.

Security video obtained by TMZ Sports shows Rice removing the motionless body of Janay Palmer from the elevator.

The couple married a day after Rice was indicted.

Originally, Palmer and Rice were charged with simple assault, but the Atlantic County prosecutor's office reviewed the case and dropped the charge against Palmer.

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