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Ray Rice’s Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

A New Jersey judge dismissed former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence charges on Thursday after he completed his pre-trial intervention program.

“I was just presented with a dismissal order from Prosecutor [James] McClain — which means that Ray Rice has successfully completed all of his terms and conditions of his PTI — therefore based on the Prosecutors recommendation I will be signing Mr. Rice’s dismissal of his case today,” judge Michael Donio wrote to ABCNews.com in an email.

According to Rice’s attorney, Michael Diamondstein, the running back completed the program on Thursday.

Rice was given a third-degree charge of aggravated assault after knocking out his then-fiancée Janay Rice in an Atlantic City casino in February 2014. That charge would be dismissed if he attended the pre-trial intervention program for at least one year. Rice also received anger management counseling and paid a fine of $125.

He has not played in the NFL since 2013. The running back was initially suspended two games, but that was changed to an indefinite suspension following the video release of the incident. Rice was reinstated back in December following a neutral arbitrator overturning his suspension. He is yet to sign with any team.



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