A newly released surveillance video from a hotel in Atlantic City allegedly shows Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an elevator.
Police allege that the video was shot just moments after Rice and his fiancée, Janay Palmer, were involved in an altercation at Revel, a casino in Atlantic City, TMZ reports. In the footage, Rice can be seen attempting to carry an unresponsive Palmer out of an elevator.
As Rice exits the elevator with his fiancée, he’s confronted by a man in a suit, who appears to be a security guard. Near the end of the video, Palmer appears to regain consciousness.
In an interview with TMZ, Rice’s attorney, who had not watched the surveillance footage, stated that “Neither Ray nor myself will try this case in the media.”
“However, the video that’s being posted by TMZ Sports is not the complete event, but is merely the end result of what transpired,” he added. “We’ll asure the public that when this matter is fully tried and completed, you’ll have a better understanding of what happened, and we ask the public to reserve making any judgment until all of the facts come out.”
Both Rice and Palmer were later arrested and charged with assault, TMZ reported. Atlantic City police claim that the couple struck each other during a 3 a.m. domestic dispute. “After reviewing surveillance footage it appeared both parties were involved in a physical altercation. The complaint summons indicates that both Rice and Palmer struck each other with their hands.”
The pair were booked on charges of simple domestic assault and released shortly thereafter, the website reported. They each refused medical attention.
The surveillance video can be viewed below, courtesy of TMZ.