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Ravens RB Ray Rice Indicted On Aggravated Assault Charge

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) -- A grand jury indicted Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on Thursday on a third-degree aggravated assault charge.

The 27-year-old Rice was arrested and charged with simple assault on Feb. 15 for allegedly striking his fiancée, Janay Palmer, at the Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.

“This is part of the due process for Ray," the Ravens said in a statement. "We know there is more to Ray Rice than this one incident.”

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said at the owners meetings on Wednesday that the league was monitoring the case and that no timetable or decision has been made as to whether the three-time Pro Bowler will face punishment.

If convicted, Rice could face three to five years in prison.

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