Third video of Ray Rice domestic violence incident shows couple in handcuffs, kissing after arrest


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A third video has surfaced of former Ravens running back Ray Rice's domestic violence incident and subsequent arrest following an altercation with his now-wife, Janay, in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino.

The video, obtained by ABC News, displays security footage taken after Rice punched Janay in a casino elevator in February. It includes footage of both Rice and Janay Palmer, his then-fiancee, in handcuffs. Palmer appears extremely distraught in the video.

While being led away by police officers and security officials, Rice and Palmer kiss in an elevator. They are then placed into separate police cars taken to be booked and processed.

According to the ABC News report, Rice attempted to legally block the release of the new video this week in New Jersey, but was unsuccessful.

Rice made his first public appearance in the Baltimore area on Wednesday, when he attended a Toys for Tots fundraiser at Jimmy's Famous Seafood in Dundalk.

Rice and Palmer were both arrested in February and charged with simple assault-domestic violence. Rice's charge was later upgraded to felony aggravated assault following a grand jury indictment. Palmer's charge was administratively dismissed by prosecutors.

Rice avoided jail time by being accepted into a pretrial intervention program.

Rice was originally suspended for two games by the NFL for violating the NFL personal-conduct policy. When a graphic video of Rice punching Palmer surfaced on celebrity gossip website TMZ in September, Rice's $35 million contract was terminated by the Ravens and he was indefinitely suspended by the NFL.

In February, a video was posted by TMZ that showed Rice dragging an unresponsive Palmer from the elevator.

Reinstated following an appeal hearing by former federal judge Barbara S. Jones, Rice is a free agent who's eligible to sign with any team. He hasn't worked out or visited any teams, according to sources.

Rice has a pending wrongful termination grievance against the Ravens set for Jan. 15 and Jan. 16, according to sources. Rice is seeking payment of his $3.529 million base salary for this season.

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