*Lawyers for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice called the incident with his fiancée that led to his arrest in Atlantic City a “very minor physical altercation,” but a video of Rice dragging a seemingly unconscious Janay Palmer out of an elevator told a different story…and has now led to a summons.
Issued by the Atlantic City Municipal Court, the summons alleges that Rice committed assault on Palmer by striking her with his hand and rendering her unconscious. Palmer was also issued a summons for striking Rice with her hand.
Both were arrested for simple assault after the incident at a casino early Saturday. A video obtained and posted online by TMZ Wednesday shows Rice lifting the woman by her arms out of an elevator at the Revel Casino and laying her on the ground. She appears limp as he pulls her legs away from the elevator doors and later props her up.
Rice’s attorney, Michael Diamondstein, told The Baltimore Sun that the footage is authentic but incomplete.