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Domestic violence charges against NFL star Ray Rice dismissed

By WITW Staff on May 21, 2015

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had domestic violence charges dropped on Thursday. All he had to do was pay a $125 fine, complete an anger management class and check in regularly with a probation officer for a year, and just like that, an Atlantic City judge wiped a third-degree aggravated assault from the record. Rice — after first receiving a two-game suspension — was suspended indefinitely by the NFL last year after shocking surveillance video surfaced showing him knocking out his wife, Janay Palmer, in an elevator, and then dragging her limp body out of the elevator into a hotel lobby. Rice was released by the Ravens and ultimately reinstated to the NFL by an arbitrator. Palmer has stood by rice on numerous occasions after the video went public. Rice has yet to sign with another NFL team.

Read the full story at The Associated Press.