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Five years after Ray Rice's arrest, the story of the NFL and partner violence remains complicated

Five years after Ray Rice's arrest, the story of the NFL and partner violence remains complicated

The details were scarce at first.

We knew that Ray Rice, one of the most popular and image-conscious players on the Ravens, had been arrested and charged with simple assault after an alleged early-morning exchange of blows with his fiancée at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. His attorney described the incident between Rice and Janay Palmer, who’d also been arrested and charged with assault, as a “very minor physical altercation.”

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