Football / Sports

Ray Rice arrested after altercation involving his fiancee

Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend after an alleged physical altercation involving his fiancee at a casino in Atlantic City, 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.

Since getting drafted out of Rutgers in the second round of the 2008 draft, Rice has been one of the Ravens' most popular and productive players. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Rice has rushed for 6,180 yards and 37 touchdowns over six NFL seasons.

However, he's coming off his most disappointing season as a pro as he was limited to 660 rushing yards and four touchdowns this past season as the Ravens missed the playoffs for the first time since he's been on the team.

Rice, who signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Ravens in July 2012, has also been one of the organization's most active players in the community. He's been especially active in anti-bullying campaigns.

Sun staff writers Aaron Wilson and Jeff Zrebiec contributed to this article

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