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Ravens RB Ray Rice in courthouse on assault charge

WAYNE PARRYAssociated Press Published: May 1, 2014 8:55 AM
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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is in a New Jersey courthouse to face assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

Rice, a former Rutgers star, arrived at court Thursday morning holding hands with the woman, now his wife. He told reporters he is a "happy father and a happy husband."

The charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury involves a Feb. 15 incident at Revel Casino Hotel.

Security video obtained by TMZ Sports shows Rice removing the motionless body of Janay Palmer from the elevator.

The couple married a day after Rice was indicted.

Originally, Palmer and Rice were charged with simple assault, but the Atlantic County prosecutor's office reviewed the case and dropped the charge against Palmer.

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