*In a joint press conference, NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay Palmer both expressed regret for the violent incident at a NJ casino that resulted in Rice dragging his unconscious wife out of an elevator.
Ray spoke first, reports TMZ, apologizing to his Baltimore Ravens team and adding, “I also want to apologize to my fans, to the kids, to anyone who’s affected by this situation that me and my wife were in.”
Ray said the two have attending counseling sessions and believe the experience has helped them out as a couple. “Throughout this time, we really had time to reflect on each other.”
“No relationship is perfect, but me and Janay together, when counseling is done for us, we want the world to see that it did help us out.”
Janay also spoke and said, “I deeply regret the role I played in the incident that night.”
Neither Janay nor Ray gave any details about what led up to the incident and what happened inside the elevator.
Ray added, “Me and Janay wish we could take back those 30 seconds of our life.”
Rice recently struck a deal with prosecutors to enter a pretrial intervention program that allows defendants to avoid prosecution pending the completion of a specific set of rehabilitative conditions.
If he can satisfy those requirements, prosecutors will drop the third degree aggravated assault charge.