A casino is the worst place to commit a crime; There are cameras everywhere.
According to Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko, police have surveillance video of Ravens running back Ray Rice allegedly striking fiancée Janay Palmer at Revel Casino in Atlantic City on Saturday.
The sparse police summons says only that Rice is accused of "striking her with his hand, rendering her unconscious." (Palmer's summons reads the same, minus the unconsciousness.) Neither requested medical attention, but both were arrested and charged with simple assault.
Video obtained by TMZ shows only the aftermath of the incident, what appears to be Rice dragging an unconscious Palmer out of an elevator:
Rice's lawyer said this video only shows part of the incident:
"The video that has been put up by TMZ shows the very end of what transpired between Ray and his fiancee. We are confident that by the time all of the facts are in the open, the public will have a complete and true picture of what actually transpired, and we just ask that the public remember what a high-character, good person Ray is, and that they reserve judgment until all the facts are out."
The public will certainly get a clearer picture if the full video reportedly in the police's possession ever sees the light of day. One witness earlier told Deadspin that Rice threw an "uppercut," while another said he hit Palmer "like he [would punch] a guy."