Ray Rice and his fiancee were both arrested over the weekend following a physical altercation at an Atlantic City casino, reports ESPN.
The Baltimore Ravens running back - who signed a five-year $35million deal before the 2012 season - has been charged with simple assault, and now has a summons to appear in court alongside his partner after they were alleged to have "struck each other with their hands", according to police.
No injuries were reported, and the pair were later released. Speaking in the aftermath of the incident, Rice's attorney Michael Diamondstein said:
"We haven't seen any charging documents yet. 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."
The news comes off the back of Rice's worst season with the Ravens in 2013, where he gained 660 rushing yards and averaged a career-low 3.1 yards per carry.
A spokesman for the Maryland-based team confirmed that they had been made aware of an incident involving the 27-year-old, and released a statement on behalf of the franchise on Sunday night.
"We are aware of the Friday night situation with Ray Rice and his fiancée," read the statement. "We have spoken with Ray, and know that they returned home together after being detained."
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