Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens pauses while addressing a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino.
The Feb. 15 incident inside the Revel Hotel and Casino drew national attention when video of Rice dragging Palmer, now his wife, from the elevator. This is first view inside the elevator.
The video shows the couple entering the elevator in a heated argument. Once inside Rice strikes Palmer once, she hits back and then Rice hits her again and falls unconscious.
Since the incident the couple have married and Rice has undergone counseling.
TMZ reports the NFL had seen the video before issuing Rice a two-game suspension this season. The NFL has since updated its domestic abuse policy calling for a minimum six-game suspension for a first offense, and a lifetime ban for any following incident.