OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he ''failed miserably'' and has apologized for the actions that led to his February arrest on assault charges.
Rice was arrested in Atlantic City on Feb. 15 after an altercation in which he allegedly struck his fiance, Janay Palmer.
Rice was accepted Tuesday into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges against him being expunged.
Speaking to the media for the first time since his arrest, Rice was joined Friday at the team's training complex by Janay, whom he married in late February.
His voice cracking, Rice said: ''I failed miserably, but I wouldn't call myself a failure because I'm working my way back up.''
Rice spoke for just over six minutes and took no questions.
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