02/20/2014 UPDATE: By now, most of you have heard about the altercation involving Ray Rice and girlfriend Janay Palmer.
In the early morning, February 15, Rice and Palmer were involved in an incident with both individuals assaulting the other. In a complaint filed by Atlantic City police, Rice was alleged to have been "attempting to cause bodily injury to J. Palmer specifically by striking her with his hand, rendering her unconscious." Deadspin has reported that Rice allegedly threw and landed an uppercut on Palmer knocking her out in a single shot. TMZ obtained and posted footage of Rice attempting to drag a visibly unconscious Palmer from a casino elevator, which can also be seen below.
In a matching complaint, AC police filed a report against Ray Rice's fiance Janay Palmer, again reporting that she attempted to cause bodily injury to Rice by striking him with her hand. Both Rice and Palmer were charged with domestic violence charges and are due in court February 26. Ravens officials have made no comment on the situation other than to acknowledge it's existence and refuse to speculate further until additional details are known.
In our original post below the video, we learned that this wasn't Janay Palmer's first run in with the law, having previously been charged with shoplifting.
Ray Rice's girlfriend Janay Palmer has been in the picture since 2008, though that timeline is hazy. The two are reportedly living together, and a number of reports online indicate that Ray Rice and Janay Palmer are engaged to be married. However, it's interesting to note that on Janay's Facebook page, she lists her favorite athlete as Michael Oher.... Are Ray and Janay history? Or does she just like the guy opening lanes for Ray more? Did she really, really like The Blind Side? You tell us...
In August, 2010, Ray Rice's girlfriend was arrested for, and pled guilty to, shoplifting. The charge was for stealing a dress valued at less than $1,000. MediaTakeOut got ahold of the police report, and also learned that Janay was given probation, and a fine of $400 for her crime. They also cite an "inside source" who claims that she was busted for shoplifting a dress to hit the clubs with that evening. That has not been corroborated. Either way, it seems ridiculous that the girlfriend of a multi-million dollar athelete would have to steal anything.Ray Rice's girlfriend Janay Palmer,