Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend after an alleged physical altercation involving his fiancee at a casino in Atlantic City, Justin Fenton of the Baltimore Sun reports. This according to his attorneys.
Rice’s attorney Andrew Alperstein confirmed Rice was charged and released after what he described as allegations of a “very minor physical altercation” with a woman he identified as Rice’s fiancee at Revel Casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Rice, 27, was released on his own recognizance, Alperstein said.
According to Ravens director of public relations Chad Steele: “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.”
The Revel casino security department declined to comment when reached earlier Sunday. Atlantic City police have not returned calls about the incident.
Michael Diamondstein, a Philadelphia-based attorney, has been hired to represent Rice.
“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.”
“Once we’re able to go through the evidence, it should wind up to be little more than a misunderstanding,” Diamondstein said.