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Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable,' avoids details of domestic violence arrest

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, left, smiles as he puts on his helmet next to Shaun Chapus, right, during NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, center, stretches before NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, walks off the field with Justin Forsett before addressing the media at a news conference after NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice walks off the field before addressing the media at a news conference after NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, walks off the field with Justin Forsett before addressing the media at a news conference after NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton) (The Associated Press)

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says his actions against his then-fiancee were "totally inexcusable" and insisted he had never been a part of any domestic violence incidents before.

Rice was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palmer. Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being dropped.

He received a two-game suspension from the NFL and a fine in excess of $500,000. He said he never intended to appeal the punishment.

Speaking publicly for the first time Thursday at the Ravens training camp, Rice said his actions are "something I have to live with for the rest of my life."

Rice did not describe in detail what happened that night.

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