Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice Dismissed

The domestic violence charges against  Ray Rice have been dropped, USA Today reports. Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges after he was informed by a prosecutor that Rice completed his pretrial requirements, including $125 in fines and anger management counseling.

The former Baltimore Ravens running back was charged with third-degree assault after he was seen on surveillance video striking his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, and then dragging her out of an elevator at the the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Rice was initially suspended for two games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the surveillance footage was viewed privately. Once it was posted publicly, Rice was suspended indefinitely. After appealing his suspension, he was reinstated into the league in November 2014. He still has not been signed by a team.

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