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Ray Rice

Strikes Deal In Domestic Abuse Case

... No Jail Time

5/20/2014 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Ray Rice Domestic Abuse CaseBaltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has struck a deal with prosecutors that could keep him out of jail for allegedly KOing his then-fiance in an Atlantic City casino ... but there's one big catch. 

Rice was accepted into a pretrial intervention program on Tuesday -- a program that allows defendants to avoid prosecution pending the completion of a specific set of rehabilitative conditions. 

Officials wouldn't give any specific details on Rice's program -- only saying that it will last one year ... and he MUST stay out of trouble during the course of the PTI. 

If he can satisfy those requirements, prosecutors will drop the 3rd degree aggravated assault charge. 

Rice's attorney told ESPN, "We're very happy with the result. We're glad that the court and the prosecutor's office agreed PTI was the appropriate disposition for the case."

As we previously reported, Rice was arrested on February 15 after allegedly beating up Janay Palmer (who he later married) at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

TMZ Sports published video showing Rice dragging Palmer's unconscious body out of a casino elevator ... but Rice's attorney insisted there was more to the story than meets the eye. 


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Corrupt system letting him go free to brutally attack again

158 days ago

L. Ron Hubbard -Scientologist    

Nasty azz S.O.B!

157 days ago

K South West    

The Good OL justice system that let Zimmerman walk free. NFL players do slap your 100 pound wife unconscious

157 days ago


Celebrity justice strikes again. It is better to be rich and guilty than poor and innocent.

157 days ago


And you bitches wonder why you end up dead.

157 days ago

truth served cold     

Wow if this were a regular black guy off the street he would be getting years and caught a beat down by security slap on the wrist for these guys and she will still stay with the guy then when they wonder why this society can't deal with real domestic abuse cases this is sad

157 days ago


That sounds about right for any persons first offense. Relating to domestic assualt when no weapon is used. Here in travis county (austin, tx) its called deferred prosecution. You get a year or more to complete certain terms such as classes etc. Once completed your charges are dropped. To me he got a fair desl regardless her being knocked out. To the average joe the classes etc are very expensive for him just a drop in the bucket im sure. Since he now has no job 😁😁,he can get his requirements done..

43 days ago

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