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Ravens RB Rice apologizes for assault arrest, says he 'failed miserably' but will rebound

  • Janay Rice, back left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Ray Rice spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his fiance, now his wife, at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Janay Rice, back left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Ray Rice spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his fiance, now his wife, at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pauses as he speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Rice and his wife Janay spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his then-fiance at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pauses as he speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Rice and his wife Janay spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his then-fiance at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pauses as he speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Rice and his wife Janay spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his then-fiance at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pauses as he speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Rice and his wife Janay spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his then-fiance at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

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 fiancé, 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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