NFL running back, Ray Rice, has been indicted on aggravated assault charges for a February 15th domestic violence incident involving his fiancee, Janay Palmer.
The incident reportedly took place in Atlantic City, resulted in Palmer being knocked unconscious, and both Palmer and Rice were taken away by police.
The formal charge reads, attempting to cause significant bodily injury; and/or purposely or knowing causing such injury; and/or recklessly causing such injury under extreme indifference to the value of human life.
Rice’s team (the Baltimore Ravens) is sticking by him and so is his fiancee as indicated by a statement released by his attorney. CBS Sports reports:
“On behalf of Ray Rice we vehemently deny that Mr. Rice committed an aggravated assault,” Diamondstein said. “Both Mr. Rice and Miss Palmer are together, they are happy and they’re in counseling.”
The NFLer faces up to five years behind bars.