Gotnews.com has obtained the criminal records of Janay Rice, raising new questions about why she may be staying with her abusive husband.
In 2010, Rice was arrested in Baltimore County for shoplifting.
Rice got probation for trying to steal a dress worth less than $1,000.
This prior arrest is important.
Remember Rice, nee Palmer, was charged along with her then fiancee, Ray Rice, but those charges were dropped.
The Baltimore Sun reported the following when the altercation happened.
“The complaint summons indicates that both Rice and Palmer struck each other with their hands,” the statement said.
Both refused medical attention and did not report any injuries. Rice, 27, and Palmer, 26, were charged with simple assault-domestic violence and were released on a summons to appear in court at a later date.
Rice’s attorney, Andrew Alperstein, described the allegations as a “very minor physical altercation” with Palmer.
Palmer has since defended her now husband, Rice, even though he was filmed knocking her out cold in an elevator in Atlantic City. It was at 2:50 AM, they had been drinking (it’s easier to get knocked out that way), and they promptly went home.
Charges were never filed against Palmer even though the video tape shows her throwing the first punch.
Why was that?
Could it be because she was still on probation? Or is it that the media and the courts are sexist when it comes to domestic abuse?
Solange hits Jay Z everyone asks "what did he do?" BUT If you ask what Ray Rice's wife said you're a mysoginist. Hmmmm
— Snow Coon Schulzy (@andrewschulz) September 8, 2014
Or might it have been because she’s never had a real job?
He gave her everything.
Rice met Palmer when she was only 16, and they had been dating her since 2008, which was his first season with the Ravens.
Here’s how the Times West Virginian described on January 19, 2014.
The first date was at The Cheesecake Factory when Rice came home from school.
“I was so nervous,” Janay Palmer has been quoted as saying. “I didn’t even eat dinner. I just ate a slice of cheesecake.”
When Rice was drafted by the Ravens, Janay followed him to Baltimore and enrolled at Towson University, graduating with a major in communication studies.
Upon graduation, Rice gave her a pair of gifts: a new car and an engagement ring.
“I almost passed out when he told me the car was mine,” said Palmer. “I’m just happy I decided to be nice that day instead of letting him get his own wallet.”
A few months later Janay found out she was pregnant and gave birth to their beautiful daughter, Rayven, on February 2012.
“I have a lot to be thankful for,” says Palmer. “I’m aware of my blessings. I try to keep grounded because in any second my life can change in the blink of an eye like it has already done.“
Rice and Palmer named their daughter after the team they can no longer play for, all because of one moment that they both deeply regret.
Why can’t we reinstate Ray Rice?
His wife wants us to.
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) September 9, 2014
Might it be because his career hasn’t lived up to the hype?
After all, NFL quarterback Michael Vick did three years in prison for killing and torturing dogs and he was allowed to come back.
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) September 10, 2014
This is but another example of the media intruding on a private matter because it wants to take control of the PC narrative.
Now Palmer and her husband have no marketable skills in Obama’s economy.