Did Ray Rice Marry His Fiancée Janay Palmer So She Wouldn’t Be Forced To Testify Against Him In Assault Case?!
On Thursday, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted on third-degree aggravated assault charges after he got into a huge brawl with his fiancée/child’s mother Janay Palmer.
Now there are reports that the couple got married on Friday, just one day after he was served the indictment. Coincidence? Find out the deets when you go inside…
We told you earlier about reports that Balimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancée (and now alleged wife) Janay Palmer got into a physical altercation at the Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., where he allegedly knocked Janay unconscious.
There was video obtained showing the NFL baller dragging Janay out of an elevator by her arms after the alleged attack. Ray was arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence on Feb. 15th. Janay was also charged with simple assault, but those charges have since been dropped.
NFL sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, that the couple got married on Friday and sources revealed the ceremony had been planned for a couple of weeks. Wonder if it was a couple of weeks before or AFTER their brawl. You decide.
Now that they’re possibly married, Janay can claim a spousal privilege where she will not have to testify against her alleged husband. We told you earlier she didn’t want to press charges.
"If the wife claims a spousal privilege, it is likely that she would not be forced to testify against him," ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson said. "The prosecution would face the prospect of proving the assault without any testimony from the victim. It is possible, but it would be extremely difficult. Unless a prosecutor has a burning desire to become famous in a case involving Rice, the prosecutor may be likely to invest his time in other, more productive activities."
Despite Ray’s arrest, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said the running back still has a future with the team.
Ray’s attorney issued a statement saying, “We vehemently deny that Mr. Rice committed an aggravated assault," he told the paper. "Both Mr. Rice and Miss Palmer are together, they are happy and they're in counseling."
After the very unpopular decision to release wide receiver DeSean Jackson from the Philadelphia Eagles, there are reports that D Jac will be visiting the Washington Redskins on Monday.
It’s speculated that the Eagles possibly released DeSean due to reported gang affiliations. DeSean released a statement denying he has any connections to a gang.
Now, one of the NFL’s top wide receivers will be visiting the Redskins on Monday. Other teams interested in DeSean include the Raiders, Jets, Chiefs and Bills. Looks like the ball is in DeSean's court now...
Photos: Janay Palmer’s IG