Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday night after he and his fiancee were reportedly involved in a “minor physical altercation” in a casino.
According to his attorney, Andrew Alperstein, the couple was at Revel Casino on Atlantic City’s boardwalk when they engaged in what he called a “very minor physical altercation.”
They were detained by police and released.
Rice hired a Philadelphia-area attorney, Michael Diamondstein, to represent him in this matter.
Diamondstein told the Baltimore Sun that the charges against the couple have not yet been released.
“We haven’t seen any charging documents yet,” Diamondstein said. “There was an argument that included Ray. I can’t give any specifics because we haven’t seen the document yet.”
However, Deadspin alleges that the incident between the couple was more violent.
“According to our tipster, though, word at the Revel early Saturday morning was that a woman—presumably the fiancée—had spit on Rice and that in retaliation, he uppercut her, knocking her completely unconscious,” they wrote on Sunday night.
Neither the Atlantic City police nor Revel Security have offered comment on the situation, but the Ravens issued this statement.
“We are aware of the Friday night situation with Ray Rice and his fiancee. We have spoken with Ray, and know that they returned home together after being detained,” said Chad Steele, the Ravens’ director of public relations.
The 2014 season will be the third year of Rice’s five-year, $35 million deal.
He struggled both with injury and to find his place in the Ravens’ offense last season, averaging a career-worst 3.08 yards per carry.
UPDATE (10:44 p.m.): Atlantic City police released the incident report.
Both Rice and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, were charged with simple assault after surveillance footage showed them striking each other with their hands.