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Ray Rice

Indicted for Assaulting Fiancée in Elevator

3/27/2014 1:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray Rice was indicted today for striking his fiancée in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino -- the alleged crime was caught on surveillance video first published by TMZ Sports.


The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced the Baltimore Ravens star will face one count of third degree aggravated assault for the February 15 incident involving Janay Palmer.

That's a felony that could land Rice in prison for 3 to 5 years.

In the video ... Rice is seen dragging Palmer's limp body out of the elevator -- and it's unclear exactly what happened inside. Obviously, prosecutors felt their investigation gave them enough evidence to charge Rice.

At the time of the incident ... cops charged both Rice and Palmer with simple assault -- but prosecutors have now dismissed the charge against her.

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James R. - Los Angeles    

Oh, c'mon. It will only be a fine, probation and anger management.

149 days ago
2.

choke    

He needs to knock out a lot of the fool's that talk sh*t on this site!

149 days ago
3.

Wow ...    

They really need to make examples out of some of these celebs. Send a message to all, it is not okay to hit your significant other, let alone beat them or kill them. If you are that angry in a relationship BREAK UP!

149 days ago
4.

Lucky_130    

I bet this Fiancee can hardly wait to be this mans wife. Women love these kinds of dominant men to keep them safe from all the crazy people out there. Eventually they find some new over dominant man, and get a restraining order on the old one because that makes sense

149 days ago
5.

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Re-watch the video...
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#1 -- If she was unconscious, her head would be flopping downward & her chin would have been on her chest.
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#2 -- After he drops her, her arms brace her fall & her face turns to the side before impacting the floor.
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#3 -- As he tries to pick her up off the floor, she actually lifts up her leg to help, yet is still unconscious.

149 days ago
6.

bernergirl    

There are videos in the elevators, that's what the cops saw.

149 days ago
7.

train wreck    

he should've struck her in the mouth instead of the elevator.

149 days ago
8.

terri-in-texas    

So I guess his segment for USA tv's Characters Unite is no more?

149 days ago
9.

StevenB    

Ray is probably pissed he didn't get the full athlete discount and just the partial athlete discount from the DA.

149 days ago
10.

Joe the plumber    

Put him in a jail cell with someone his size. He'll be crying like a little girl.

149 days ago
11.

Lazarus Long    

Just out of curiousity,where on her body is her elevator located?

149 days ago
12.

Vote2012    

Just another thug NFL player in trouble, no big deal.

149 days ago
13.

Black Adam    

They have to stop recruiting from the Projects.

149 days ago
14.

pj    

They play like that all the time

149 days ago
15.

static    

You racist bastards you don't understand what it's like to be a black man in America so what he beat the shlt out of some white girl and dragged her around like a sack of cotton he's the real victim here.

149 days ago
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