We told you earlier in the week about NFL star and Ravens running back Ray Rice getting into a physical fight with his fiancée at a casino in Atlantic City. According to reports, surveillance cameras in the casino caught Rice and his lady, Janay Palmer, hitting one another. The couple (who have a 2-year-old daughter together) were arrested and both charged with simple assault and domestic violence. They were released after refusing medical attention.
Now, according to TMZ, after the fight happened and right before the couple was arrested, Ray tried to take Palmer out of the casino by means of the elevator. As video below shows, Palmer was out cold during all of this, as Rice pulled her out of the elevator and dropped her on the floor. At one point, he even kicks her leg to get it out of the elevator, to no avail. Security saw this scene in the hallway and approached Rice about what was going on, and Rice stopped trying to pull her out so that he could try and rouse her. Palmer finally does wake up, but struggles to get up as she blocks the elevator from closing. Rice walks away from her and the security guard takes to his walkie talkie to alert someone of what has happened. According to TMZ, from there, both parties were arrested and taken to the Atlantic City Police Department.
Rice’s lawyer has since responded to the posting of the video by TMZ Sports, telling them that what people see is not the whole story:
“Neither Ray nor myself will try this case in the media. However, the video that’s being posted by TMZ Sports is not the complete event, but is merely the end result of what transpired. We’ll assure the public that when this matter is fully tried and completed, you’ll have a better understanding of what happened and we ask the public to reserve making any judgment until all of the facts come out.”
It’s unclear from the video or through the lawyer whether or not Palmer could have possibly been unconscious because of intoxication, or if she was in the state she was in because of the assault that took place prior to this scene. Whatever the full story is, this video was quite troubling to watch.