Updated: Atlantic City police say Ray Rice and his fiancée were both charged with simple assault. They were released with a summons to appear in court.
"After reviewing surveillance footage it appeared both parties were involved in a physical altercation. The complaint summons indicates that both Rice and Palmer (his fiancee) struck each other with their hands," police said. "The responding officer signed a simple assault complaint against both Rice and Palmer." The Ravens released a statement on Sunday and in it that said that both Rice and Palmer "returned home together after being detained." This is a surprise incident as Rice is one of the bigger anti-bullying advocates in the NFL and had not had any previous reported run-ins with the law. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Blue Jays signed LHP J.A. Happ to a three-year deal.
On the surface, this doesn't look like a good deal for the Blue Jays. While they're desperately in need of a starter, and Happ fits the bill as...well, a starter, this is an overpay. $12 million a year for a 33-year old pitcher who had a 3.61 ERA last year, and last had a qualified season with an ERA under 4.00 in 2007, doesn't seem like the smartest of investments. Happ does have upside, in fact he had a 1.85 ERA and 2.19 FIP (63.1 innings) in Toronto last year in Pittsburgh last year, after being traded to the team from the Mariners, but a 4.64 ERA and 4.12 FIP in 108.2 prior innings with Seattle is less than encouraging. This deal could turn out well, but it is much more likely that it is a bust for the Blue Jays. Analysis: Ben Diamond