Ray Rice has been one of the NFL's most productive running backs in recent seasons. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)
Ravens running back Ray Rice struck his fiancée and knocked her unconscious, according to reports by ESPN and other media outlets.
Rice and his fiancée were arrested for simple assault after the early Saturday incident at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J., ESPN said.
The Baltimore Sun said the case is being sent to prosecutors for review. Rice's Philadelphia-based attorney, Michael Diamondstein, declined comment to the Sun.
Rice led the Ravens in rushing last season with 660 yards. He also caught 58 passes for 321 yards. Prior to 2013 Rice had four consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons for the Ravens.
Replay changes not likely
The NFL’s competition committee is unlikely to make major changes to the replay system or playoffs this year.
On Wednesday, the committee discussed both issues during a meeting in Indianapolis but reached no consensus on either issue. More meetings are scheduled later this week as league and team officials convene for the NFL’s annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Under the current replay system, the lead referee goes under a hood, then makes a decision about whether to overturn the original call.
Last season, league officials noted there were some errant decisions made on replay reviews, which prompted critics to suggest the calls should be taken away from the officials on the field and be made instead by someone else. Major League Baseball recently joined the NHL as sports that have centralized replay systems.
DeAngelo Hall signs
DeAngelo Hall has signed his four-year contract to remain with the Washington Redskins. The Redskins announced the deal Wednesday, a day after the three-time Pro Bowl cornerback agreed to terms.
The contract is worth a reported $4-$5 million annually.
Fred Davis suspended
Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. It’s the second substance-abuse suspension for Davis. He was also sanctioned for the final four games of the 2011 season.
Davis is set to become a free agent next month. He caught only seven passes last season and was passed on the depth chart by rookie Jordan Reed.
Cowboys win coin flip
The Cowboys won the coin flip to break their draft-position tie with the Ravens and will select 16th in the first round of the May 8 NFL draft.
Both teams finished the 2013 season 8-8, and even on the league’s tiebreaker of opponent records.