Ravens await details on Rice arrest

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm •  Published: February 17, 2014
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens intend to talk to Ray Rice before deciding how to deal with the running back's arrest in a New Jersey casino.

Atlantic City police say Rice was arrested early Saturday morning after an argument with his fiancee turned physical.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Monday that he's waiting to get all the details before deciding what action to take, if any.

"I have not had a chance to talk to Ray," Newsome said. "I really don't know that situation. With me, I get all the answers. Then that's when we make decisions within this organization — once we get all the information we can get."

Atlantic City police said Rice and Janay Palmer were both arrested on simple assault charges and were released on a summons after an incident at the Revel Casino.

Michael Diamondstein, an attorney for Rice, says that he's hopeful that after an investigation "the matter turns out to be little more than a misunderstanding."

Newsome and Ravens coach John Harbaugh met briefly Monday morning while linebacker Terrell Suggs signed a four-year contract extension.

"Neither John or I at this point have spoken with Ray," Newsome said. "I'm sure within the next 24 hours one of us will."

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