Ravens RB Ray Rice got married Friday to Janay Palmer

Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports /

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted on assault charges on Thursday and faces 3 to 5 years in prison. On Friday, Rice married Janay Palmer according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The timing is interesting, but Schefter reports that the marriage has been scheduled for weeks.

Michael Diamondstein, Rice’s attorney, reiterated that neither Rice nor Palmer want to see this case enter court.

“On behalf of Ray Rice we vehemently deny that Mr. Rice committed an aggravated assault,” Diamondstein told The Press of Atlantic City. “Both Mr. Rice and Miss Palmer are together, they are happy and they’re in counseling.”

Is getting married the best idea while you’re in counseling? Either way, congratulations to Rice and Palmer.