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Ray Rice attorney calls alleged casino elevator incident 'lapse of reason'

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Michael Ein

Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, center, wife Janay Palmer and lawyer Michael Diamondstein, left, arrive at the Atlantic County court house in Mays Landing, Thursday May 1, 2014, for his arraignment. Rice faces assault charges for the alleged assault at Revel in Atlantic City on his now wife. (The Press of Atlantic City/Staff Photo by Michael Ein)

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MAYS LANDING — Ray Rice's attorney called an incident inside a casino elevator that rendered his now-wife unconscious "a momentary lapse of reason" Thursday, just moments after Rice pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and applied for a program that could have him avoid prosecution.

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Michael Ein

Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, center, wife Janay Palmer and lawyer Michael Diamondstein, left, arrive at the Atlantic County court house in Mays Landing, Thursday May 1, 2014, for his arraignment. Rice faces assault charges for the alleged assault at Revel in Atlantic City on his now wife. (The Press of Atlantic City/Staff Photo by Michael Ein)