To recap: Early in the morning of Saturday, Feb. 15, both Rices were arrested after an altercation in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino. Within days, a police report confirmed that Mr. Rice had struck the then-Janay Palmer with his hand and knocked her unconscious. Video obtained by the website TMZ and released the following Wednesday showed footage from outside the elevator in which Mr. Rice dragged his fiancée's limp body into the hall. Ravens officials spoke with Mr. Rice during that week, and on Friday, coach John Harbaugh said he hadn't "seen anything that would remotely make me think" that Mr. Rice would not play for the team the following fall. He, General Manager Ozzie Newsome, team President Dick Cass and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti all made statements in support of Mr. Rice over the following months.