Ravens RB Ray Rice Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charge


Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was in court Thursday morning stemming from his Atlantic City altercation with his then fianceé, Janay Palmer-Rice,  in a hotel elevator.

Rice pleaded not guilty to a third-degree charge of aggravated assault and applied for a pretrial intervention program

The pretrial intervention program is a diversionary program which permits certain defendants (particularly first-time ones) to avoid formal prosecution.

If Rice is not approved for the program, his next court date is scheduled for May 29. Prosecutors have offered a plea agreement in which Rice would receive probation with no jail time and undergo anger management counseling.

Rice and Palmer married in late March.