Police Complaint: Ravens' Ray Rice Strikes Fiancee Unconscious in NJ Casino

Video shows Baltimore Ravens player dragging woman out of elevator

ByABC News
February 20, 2014, 10:01 AM

Feb. 20, 2014— -- Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice allegedly knocked his fiancée unconscious by “striking her with his hand,” during an altercation between the pair at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino over the weekend, according to a police complaint.

Grainy security footage obtained by TMZ Sports shows Rice, 27, lifting his fiancée Janay Palmer, 26, out of an elevator at the Revel Casino before placing her on the floor and attempting to prop her up. A security guard them approaches the pair as Palmer apparently starts to regain consciousness.

A lawyer for Rice told The Baltimore Sun that the video was authentic but incomplete. Attempts to contact Rice's lawyer were not immediately successful.

Both were arrested on domestic violence-simple assault charges and taken to a nearby police station on Saturday and later released on a summons to appear in court. Atlantic City Police said they have video of both Rice and Palmer assaulting each other.

The case is currently with the prosecutor’s office for review, police said.

The Ravens made a statement on Sunday saying, "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."