The Grand Jury in Atlantic County Indicted Ray Rice on the Charge of Aggravated Assault

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On Feb. 15, NFL’er Ray Rice allegedly hit his fiancee, Janay Palmer.  The incident took place at the Revel Casino.  On March 27th, the grand jury in Atlantic County decided to indict the player on the charge of aggravated assault.  Initially, it was just a case of simple assault but the prosecutors decided to turn it over to the grand jury and the charged was raised to aggravated assault.  If convicted, Rice could get imprisoned for three to five years.

According to Ray’s attorney, Michael Diamondstein:

“On behalf of Ray Rice, we vehemently deny he committed aggravated assault. We think the matter of the charges involved will not be substantiated. Ray and Janay Palmer are together. They’re in counseling and happy. Neither wish to see the other prosecuted. For some reason the State of New Jersey prosecuted. As always, we only hope the public reserves judgement until the facts are brought to light.”

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According to Ray’s team, the Baltimore Ravens:

“This is part of the due process for Ray. We know there is more to Ray Rice than this one incident.”

Should Rice be indicted?

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